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Jermichael Finley out of ICU

Cleveland Browns v Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 20: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Andrew Quarless #81after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns during the game at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

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Packers tight end Jermichael Finley took to Twitter on Monday night for the first time since suffering a neck injury in Sunday’s victory over the Browns and he sent some encouraging news about his condition.

Finley thanked fans and well-wishers for their support and said that he had been released from the intensive care unit after spending Monday there while getting tests on his neck. He also reported that he has full feeling in his arms and legs and that he was able to walk to and from a shower that was much-needed since he hadn’t had one since Sunday’s game.

On Monday, word was that it will be some time before there’s a clear idea of what Finley’s football future holds. Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Finley has been diagnosed with a bruised spinal cord and that doctors are continuing to evaluate the best way to proceed in treating the injury.

Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain made his 2013 debut against the Steelers on Sunday after bruising his spinal cord near the end of last season. The timeline may be completely different for Finley, but it seems safe to say that it is going to be a while before anyone’s talking about a return to the football field.