Jermichael Finley was carted off the field during a game last October and never played another down, only making headlines when he tweeted his displeasure with being left out of Green Bay's Super Bowl team photo in February.
|Jermichael Finley had 21 catches for 301 yards and a touchdown before going down with a knee injury in Week 5. (Rafael Suanes/US Presswire)|
Finley took his message back to Twitter on Thursday, this time to provide an update on the status of his surgically-repaired right knee. If the tight end is to be believed, expect him to return to the level that made him a rising star in 2009.
"I just thought to myself that its May & this knee feels brand new already," Finley tweeted. "... This what my Pack Fans been waiting 4 huh."
Finley emerged as one of Aaron Rodgers' most dangerous weapons in 2009, finishing with 55 catches for 676 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games.
He injured the knee in a loss to the Redskins in Week 5. Initially, it was believed he would return later in the season, but surgery revealed a more complete tear of the meniscus. He ended his season with 21 catches for 301 yards and a touchdown.
Donald Lee and Andrew Quarless took most of the snaps in Finley's absence, combining for 32 catches for 311 yards and four touchdowns.