Jermichael Finley in ‘good spirits’ as neck injury needs further examination


Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is in “good spirits” and is “up and performing daily activities” coach Mike McCarthy said Monday.

McCarthy said Finley spent Sunday night in the hospital and was still there as of Monday afternoon for further examination.

“Jermichael is very upbeat, very positive, always has a smile on his face,” he said, via the team’s website. “He’s focused on what’s most important, and that’s his health and his family.”

Finley was taken from the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter, after catching a pass in the middle of the field and colliding with Browns safety Tashaun Gipson, who was penalized for unnecessary roughness.

“I didn’t think it was a dirty play,” McCarthy said. “I thought it was two guys playing football, or three guys who were involved in the collision. I don’t know what else any of the players involved could have done differently.”

McCarthy said it would be awhile before anyone can determine what’s next for the 26-year-old Finley.

“We do not have enough information,” McCarthy said. “This is something that needs to be seen by more than one doctor.”

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