Packers' Jermichael Finley Toe Injury Concerning
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Wednesday that Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley flew to Minnesota to receive treatment on his toe, which he injured during their game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. When the initial report came out, Finley was expected to sit out of practice the rest of the week and hope that it was healed enough to roll the dice in time for this week’s game against the Redskins. Then, surprisingly, NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal reported Thursday that Finley was back at practice on a limited basis.
It is no doubt encouraging that Finley was back with the team and practicing, even if he was only able to get in a limited session. But as Rosenthal pointed out, while it’s a good sign, it still doesn’t guarantee that he’ll suit up as S Morgan Burnett practiced last week only to be scratched come game day.
Finley has been consistently frustrating Packers fans for several years now; his play fluctuates between very good and very bad in the blink of an eye. Last week he tallied five catches for 56 yards and a touchdown, but also dropped a pass that caused a costly interception.
After a difficult loss last week, the Packers are looking to bounce back against the ‘Skins (who also suffered a tough loss), and they will need as many of their offensive weapons at full speed as possible. Historically, teams that start the season 0-2 only make the playoffs only 12 percent of the time. Either way, it’s too early to panic in Green Bay, as the Packers started off against a tough opponent and face another challenging task in the week ahead.