September 21, 2014

Finley suffers significant neck injury: Timetable for return is unknown (AUDIO)

Green Bay Packers tight end Mike McCarthy spent Sunday night in a hospital and will continue to undergo more evaluation.

When asked about Finley’s prognosis, Coach Mike McCarthy said Finley suffered a significant neck injury and will need more time with doctors to determine just what the next step is.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy said it’s too soon to tell on Finley :14

McCarthy said Finley is “very upbeat, very positive.”  He was to remain in the hospital on Monday.

Two years ago, Packers safety Nick Collins suffered a neck injury and missed the rest of the season.  But Mike McCarthy said it’s too early to make that judgement on Finley.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy on the future of Jermichael Finley this season :14

McCarthy said he watched the hit from Cleveland’s Tashaun Gipson last night and again today (Monday).  He didnt’ see anything that looked like a dirty hit.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy says the hit by Tashaun Gipson didn’t look dirty :16

Finley was taken off on a stretcher after the play in question on Sunday.