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McCarthy says Finley's neck injury 'significant,' more tests needed, but tight end upbeat

  • Green Bay Packers' Jermichael Finley lays on the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. Finley left the game on a stretcher. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Green Bay Packers' Jermichael Finley lays on the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. Finley left the game on a stretcher. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cleveland Browns' Tashaun Gipson (39) watches as Green Bay Packers' Jermichael Finley is taken off the field on a stretcher after being injured after a catch during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Cleveland Browns' Tashaun Gipson (39) watches as Green Bay Packers' Jermichael Finley is taken off the field on a stretcher after being injured after a catch during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)  (The Associated Press)

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says tight end Jermichael Finley suffered a significant neck injury in Sunday's win over the Browns and needs more tests to determine the severity.

But McCarthy said Monday that Finley is upbeat and "performing daily activities."

Finley was taken to a hospital after being carted off the field following the hit from Cleveland safety Tashaun Gipson during the 31-13 victory.

McCarthy was unsure how long Finley would be in the hospital. He says Finley remains in positive spirits.

McCarthy says there's no timeline on Finley's return.

Receiver James Jones missed Sunday's game with a knee injury. McCarthy said the initial thought was that Jones might miss at least a couple weeks, but added that his availability would be evaluated again Wednesday.

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