Packers TE Jermichael Finley is already saying that he plans to play again. This is just two weeks after a devastating injury that left him with a bruised spinal cord and caused a stay in the ICU:
Of course I plan to play football again. This is what I love to do. I love the game. I love Sundays. Based on the feedback I’ve received from doctors at this point, the question is not if I’ll play again, but when. There is no better feeling in the world than making the “Lambeau Leap” into the stands, and I fully intend on having that surreal feeling again soon. I will do everything in my power to rehab and get back to the player I have been, and improve into the player I know I can be.
This is America and he can decide to play again if he wants to. I understand that he will want to keep playing the sport he loves, I just hope he also understands why I assume many people around him will advise him not to come back.