Packers TE Finley likely out for season; Rodgers misses practice

By KBJR News 1

October 13, 2010 Updated Oct 13, 2010 at 5:34 PM CDT

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Wednesday tight end Jermichael Finley's is expected to be out at least 8 weeks, compared to what was originally expected to be out for only three.

Finley had surgery on torn meniscus in right knee on Tuesday. Going into the procedure, the Packers team doctors thought the meniscus would be removed, because it was damaged beyond repair. However during surgery, it was discovered the meniscus could be repaired. That means a longer recovery time for Finley, but a better long term prognosis in the long run.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported a tweet sent by Finley,"“YOTTO has been rescheduled for the 2011-2012 Green Bay Packer Season”. YOTTO stands for 'Year of the Takeover,' a phrase Finley reportedly has coined this season.

The tweet, likely, means the decision has been made to shelf Finley for the rest of 2010. Finley had 21 catches for a team-high 301 yards and one touchdown this season.

In other injury news, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was one of six starters who either didn't practice or left after the jog-through on Wednesday. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Rodgers, along with linebackers Clay Matthew and Nick Barnett, offensive tackle Mark Tauscher, defensive end Ryan Pickett and tight end Jermicael Finley sat out of practice. Of course, Finley had surgery on Tuesday.

The Packers also placed safety Derrick Martin on injured reserve with a knee injury, also suffered in the loss to Washington last week.

Posted by Joe Dufek