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News: Finley will undergo spinal fusion surgery, NFL.com reports. (Nov 13)
Impact: Finley's agent, Blake Baratz, said Wednesday that while surgery may not be 100 percent necessary, it's "a proactive measure that should alleviate future risks with regards to a similar episode or re-injury." Last week, Finley was placed on injured reserve, possibly ending his tenure in Green Bay, but Baratz said Finley has every intention of resuming his football career once fully recovered. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:22p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 185
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 22.2
News: Finley (neck) was placed on season-ending IR on Tuesday. (Nov 5)
Impact: Doctors have told Finley that he will play football again, but unfortunately, it won't be this season, meaning he may have played his last game with Green Bay. The 26-year-old was on the receiving end of a scary hit back on Oct. 20 against Cleveland, which resulted in Finley being stretchered off the field with a bruised spinal cord. Andrew Quarless will serve as the Packers' primary tight end over the remainder of the year. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:21p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 185
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 22.2
News: While details of Finley's neck injury remain vague, doctors believe he will be able to play again in the future, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Finley, who has full feeling in his extremities and has been able to walk around, is expected to be released from a Green Bay hospital within the next 24 hours. (Oct 22)
Impact: Finley isn't likely to play anytime soon -- with the report adding that the Packers may consider placing him on injured reserve this week -- but the good news is that doctors are optimistic that he will be able to fully recover from his neck injury and resume his NFL career at some point down the road. Expect an update on Finley's outlook for the rest of the current campaign as more details regarding his health are released. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:00p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 185
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 22.2
News: Finley has been diagnosed with a spinal cord contusion, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tyler Dunne reports. (Oct 21)
Impact: The injury isn't particularly common, though it's far from unheard of in the NFL. Baltimore linebacker Jameel McClain was recently sidelined for 10 months with the same ailment, before finally returning to the field for a Week 7 loss against the Steelers. Having said that, McClain's recovery isn't necessarily a good proxy for Finley's, as the severity of the contusion can drastically alter the process. The Ravens faced a great deal of uncertainty with McClain, and the same could be true for the Packers with Finley. While the long term outlook remains cloudy, there's little doubt that Finley will be out for Week 8, at the very least. A spinal cord contusion isn't anything to play around with, so the Packers probably won't have Finley back until the injury is 100 percent resolved. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that it's too early to start thinking about a timetable for the tight end's return. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:21p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 185
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 22.2
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