Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo spinal fusion surgery, according to a statement released by his agent Wednesday. Blake Baratz said Finley's decision to have surgery will help him return to the game football.
"Regarding Jermichael's specific injury, it is important to note that expert opinions differ across the board, from surgical procedures to rehabilitation methods to returning to contact sports," Baratz said in a statement. "Working alongside the Packers organization, we have discussed and analyzed all of these opinions, as well as all of the potential scenarios moving forward.
"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."
The surgery will be conducted by Dr. Joseph Maroon, the Pittsburgh Steelers' team neurosurgeon.