Packers' Finley Could Need Surgery
Source: Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk
But the opinions of Dr. Wellington Hsu regarding Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley are sufficiently noteworthy to justify a mention. Especially since those opinions have been harvested and publicized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Dr. Hsu believes that the chances of Finley returning to the field without surgery are slim.
If everything is normal there should be enough space in the spinal canal to absorb the force of that hit, Dr. Hsu said. If there isn't enough space, then the spinal canal doesn't take the jolt very well.