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Report: Finley could leave hospital soon, could resume career

Jermichael Finley, Aaron Rodgers. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Report: Finley could leave hospital soon, could resume career

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Oct 22, 2013

A tight end for the Green Bay Packers is going to the team's greatest symbol of victory for inspiration as he literally and figuratively takes the next steps toward recovery from a reported spinal injury.

In fact, a report Tuesday says a big step could come very soon. As reported by ESPN's Ed Werder:

His report says he's likely to miss four to six weeks, and that Finley will not require surgery.  According to ESPN, he could resume his career.

Jermichael Finley tweeted this Tuesday:

Looking at the twitpic video linked in his tweet, it appears to be Finley literally taking steps, walking down a hallway in his hospital.

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Finley suffered what ESPN calls a bruised spinal cord during Sunday's 31-13 Packers win over Cleveland.

He thanked his fans Monday for their support and prayers through several tweets after leaving an intensive care unit.