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Notebook: Finley has 'every intention' of resuming career after surgery

9:35 PM, Nov. 13, 2013
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley pulls a 10-yard touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns Oct. 20 at Lambeau Field. Finley bruised his spinal cord later in the game and eventually was placed on injured reserve. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley pulls a 10-yard touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns Oct. 20 at Lambeau Field. Finley bruised his spinal cord later in the game and eventually was placed on injured reserve. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo spinal fusion surgery and plans to resume his football career, his agent Blake Baratz said Wednesday.

"We have collectively determined that while surgery may not be 100 percent necessary, it is a proactive measure that should alleviate future risks with regards to a similar episode or re-injury," Baratz said in a statement released to Pro Football Talk.

The spinal fusion will be performed by Dr. Joseph Maroon, the Pittsburgh Steelers team neurosurgeon. ...

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