Packers lose Finley for 8-10 weeks

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: Green Bay Packers

Headed into this season, Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley was looked at as one of the league’s most promising young players, and the expectations were high for his stats given the explosiveness of the Packers offense.

But after leaving the field on a cart last Sunday in Washington with a knee injury, the outlook on Finley took a turn for the worse, and the news out of Green Bay earlier this morning has added even more misery to it.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, an MRI and minor surgery performed on Finley’s injured knee have revealed significant damage to his lateral meniscus, and further surgery will be needed to repair it. The initial prognosis of three weeks for his recovery has been pushed back to eight weeks, with the possibility of Finley being out even longer than that.

For the time being, the Packers have decided to take a wait and see approach with Finley, holding off on placing him on the injured reserve list in the hopes of having him return to the team late in the season.

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