Jermichael Finley required second surgery for infection

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who was lost for the season when he suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee, has undergone a second surgery on the knee.

According to Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee, Finley needed a second surgery to clean up a staph infection that developed in the knee following the original surgery, which repaired the meniscus.

Finley claims he had a fever of 105 degrees and he was rushed into emergency surgery to clean out the knee.

“I was in the hospital for two days. I’m surprised nobody knew about it. I had to get all these antibiotics in me, get blood drawn four or five times a day,” Finley told Wilde. “It’s terrible. Right now, I’ve got this IV in my chest, a central line.”

According to Finley, the central line will remain in his chest for a month and a half and three times a day it will provide him with antibiotics. Obviously, staph infections are serious business and it’s a good thing Finley had the sense to see doctors immediately when he wasn’t feeling good.

He’s expected to be fully healthy well before the start of the offseason program for the Packers. Green Bay just has to hope it doesn’t endure any more injuries.

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