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Report: Finley telling teammates season over

Posted on: October 13, 2010 11:19 am
Edited on: October 13, 2010 7:26 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

It hasn't been a great week to be a Green Bay Packers fan -- the loss to the Redskins, the concussion to the Aaron Rodgers and the torn meniscus injury to Jermichael Finley were all bad news.

Things could be getting worse, too, as there's a report out there indicating Finley could miss the rest of the season.

Brad Biggs of the National Football Post is reporting that Finley's recovery time, initially diagnosed at as low as three weeks, "will be more like six to 10 weeks and if it's at that outer limit, Finley's availability for the season will be very much in doubt."

This is a HUGE nightmare for a Packers team that's struggled offensively much more than anyone thought it would -- Finley ranks 25th in the league in receiving yards and though his other stats (catches, targets, touchdowns), but the athletic freak is a gamechanger, matchup-wise, for the Packers offense.

Losing him hurts right away because the Dolphins are particularly vulnerable to athletic tight ends, but if he's done for a lengthy time, coupled with the fact that the Packers have no rushing game to speak of, Green Bay's "super" season forecast changes dramatically.

Update: Greg Bedard, our Packers Rapid Reporter, reports that Finley will be "out longer than three weeks after surgery, but right now [the] season is not in jeopardy.

Update (12:47): According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, Finley is telling teammates he's done for the year, after his surgery revealed much more damage than initially thought.

Given the way this news unfolded -- reports that Finley could be out longer than expected, followed by a discussion of possible further injury, this isn't that shocking. That doesn't make it good news though, of course.

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2010 12:22 pm
 

Report: Finley telling teammates season over

It is kind of surprising if you where watching the game and saw it happen.  What seemed like a sore knee from such a "light looking" fall to the ground could have caused so much damage.

But guess you can never tell from just looking right?




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Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2010 8:37 am
 

Report: Finley telling teammates season over

Typical MN fan.

Twins got rocked and their team is 1-3 and soon 1-4, but it's ok.  Battered wife syndrome.



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2010 11:43 pm
 

Report: Finley telling teammates season over


ALL these injuries are really F-ing over my fantasy team.  Yell




Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2010 11:27 pm
 

Report: Finley telling teammates season over

This is exactly why the NFL should NOT extend the schedule to 18 games.  Are they trying to kill these guys?


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