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Injured Packers TE Finley plans to have surgery

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

The Packers travel to Metlife Stadium for a game against the New York Giants on Sunday.  Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers tight end Jermichael Finley plans to have spinal fusion surgery and intends to play football again.

Finley's agent, Blake Baratz, said Finley has been working with the Packers after the neck injury last month in a game against the Browns.

Baratz said it's been collectively determined that surgery may not be 100 percent necessary, but is a "proactive measure that should alleviate future risks with regards to a similar episode or re-injury."

The statement said Finley's long-term health is the primary concern, and that Finley intends to resume playing again after surgery to be performed by the Pittsburgh Steelers team neurosurgeon. No timeline for surgery was given.

Pro Football Talk first reported the statement Wednesday.


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