Jermichael Finley is an enigma. When he is playing, there aren’t many tight ends with his skill set. He’s 6’5?”, 247 with great speed, hands, and the athleticism to make acrobatic catches. It’s almost unfair because he’s far too quick for linebackers and far too powerful for defensive backs.
Yet, he has been plagued with injuries throughout his career. You would think that with just 82 catches for 1051 yards and seven touchdowns entering this season that his time would come. Of course, fate was not kind to him in 2013.
After a week 3 concussion in Cincinnati from a knee to the head, Green Bay Packers’ tight end Jermichael Finley received a message from his son telling his dad he never wanted him to play football again. Four weeks later, a brutal collision vs. Cleveland sent Jermichael Finley to intensive care with a severe neck injury.
In an interview with Josina Anderson, on ESPN NFL countown on Sunday, Jermichael Finley talks about his injuries, his attempt to return to the field and what he plans to tell his son when he does return to play football.
It’s a must watch and I can’t wait to see it.
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