Alternatively you could get the featured image with a custom function
featured_image_details($post->ID) to return:
Published on 7th January, 2016
Shooting Neymar for Pokerstars as one of the new ambassadors for the largest online gaming company in the world, we find Neymar taking on a host of players for the shoot. We also shot Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazilian legend Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima for the same campaign, pictures of the latter players to follow shortly.