Green Bay Packers star tight end Jermichael Finley suffered a serious neck injury during Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. ESPN reported on Oct. 21, 2013, that Finley was still in the intensive care unit at a nearby hospital as of Monday morning.
Good news is that tests have come back negative so far and more are scheduled. Jermichael Finley has also regained almost all movement in his body, and that is definitely a positive sign.
Finley's injury acme after a 10-yard reception in which Tashaun Gipson of the Browns tackled him, but ended up hitting him in the head. Finley lay motionless on the ground as the medical staff attended to him.
"He couldn't move at the time," said teammate Andrew Quarless, a backup tight end whose locker is next to Finley's. "So I just told him, 'Just stay here, just lay here, don't move.'"
Gipson did receive a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness on the play. The penalty comes from Gipson leading with his helmet.
Jermichael Finley was also knocked out of the Packers' week three game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He suffered a concussion during that game after being hit in the helmet by safety George Iloka. He was penalized and fined $15,000.