Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael
Finley is out of the intensive care unit after sustaining a hard shot to the
head from Cleveland safety Tashuan Gipson during Sunday's win.
"I want to thank my family, friends, teammates, fans and Packer Nation for the
prayers and support over the past 24 hrs," Finley said via his Twitter account
late on Monday. "I'm happy to report that I have been transferred out of the
intensive care unit and that I have full feeling in my arms and legs. As
importantly, I was able 2 walk to & from the shower today, which was badly
needed after yesterday's victory! Thank u again 4 the support, and Go
Finley made a 10-yard grab over the middle late in the third quarter and
lowered his head as he was taken to the ground. Gipson came in to finish the
tackle and caught Finley flush in the helmet with his helmet.
Finley remained motionless on the turf while the training staff attended to
him. Teammate Andrew Quarless was the first to Finley on the field and he said
his fellow tight end was conscious but motionless.
"And he told me he couldn't move," Quarless said to the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, "so I said, 'Just stay there.' It was tough."
Finely was taken off the field on a stretcher and appeared to regain motion by
that point. He could be seen lifting his arm on his way toward the locker
He was taken to the ICU Sunday night and spent the night for precautionary
The 26-year-old veteran had five catches for 72 yards and a touchdown prior to
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