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Diboll star Jermichael Finley likely out for the season.

Tight end Jermichael Finley, previously expected to miss at least three weeks with a right knee injury, now is likely out for the season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source.

According to the newspaper, doctors discovered they could repair Finley's meniscus, rather than remove it, meaning a better long-term prognosis for the tight end, but a longer recovery period in the short term. Finley's recovery period reportedly now is eight to 10 weeks.

The 23-year-old Finley has 21 receptions for 301 yards and one touchdown this season.

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