GREEN BAY - GREEN BAY - While the Green Bay Packers have not given specifics on Jermichael Finley's injury, ESPN was among multiple reports Monday night saying the tight end suffered a bruised spinal cord.
Finley gave some information on his Twitter account Monday night, expressing gratitude to all those concerned.
"I want to thank my family, friends, teammates, fans and Packer Nation for the prayers and support over the past 24 hrs," wrote Finley on Twitter. "I'm happy to report that I have been transferred out of the intensive care unit and that I have full feeling in my arms and legs. As importantly, I was able 2 walk to & from the shower today, which was badly needed after yesterday's victory! Thank u again 4 the support, and Go Packers!"
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Jermichael Finley was up and doing daily tasks, but still in the hospital after a hit he took resulted in being carried off the field on a stretcher against the Browns on Sunday.
McCarthy said Finley has a large and loving support system and is comfortable, having suffered a "significant" neck injury that will take some time to evaluate.
Finley was taken to a hospital from the field on Sunday for further tests after the hit from Tashaun Gipson. He was still on his side for a few minutes while being attended to on the field before being wheeled off into the tunnel.
Gipson, called for an unnecessary roughness penalty, said he went over to pray while Finley was being treated.
"I'm pretty sure I can get in contact with him and when I do I'm definitely going to shoot my condolences to him," he said. "There wasn't any ill intent."
McCarthy said he and the coaches have reviewed the play and didn't think the hit was dirty. "It was just two guys playing football", said McCarthy. McCarthy didn't want to put any timeline on Finley's injury, nor did he classify it further than a "neck" injury as the team announced last night. McCarthy says the Packers will be consulting multiple doctors before deciding on a course of action.
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