Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was removed from the field on a stretcher Sunday after taking a blow to the head from Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson.
Gipson led with his shoulder on the fourth-quarter play. When Finley did not get up, medical personnel tended to him. Finley's facemask was removed but his helmet remained on when he was carried from the field. According to multiple media reports, Finely appeared to have movement in his extremities.
Finley opened the scoring in the game with a 10-yard touchdown reception of an Aaron Rodgers pass. It was one of Finley's five catches for 72 yards on the day.
Coincidentally, last week, Finley received a $15,750 fine from the NFL for striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area. Finley announced he planned to appeal the fine, which was assessed for his hit on Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs on a Packers running play. Finley posted on his Twitter account on Friday: "Thanks To @NFL For The Fine For Playing Football."