Aaron Rodgers Injury Out for Season

On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers’ playoff chances took a big hit when quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a hit that forced him out of the game.

The hit occurred as Rodgers was rolling out to his right early in the first quarter, looking for an open receiver. After Rodgers let the ball go, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Aaron Barr hit him in the midsection, driving him to the ground where he landed on his throwing shoulder.

Rodgers was visibly in pain as he writhed on the ground, but he was able to walk off the field, where he was looked at in the injury tent by the team physicians. Of course, this injury sparked rumors of the Green Bay Packers hiring Colin Kaepernick soon afterwards!

Rodgers was then taken to the locker room and soon after, the team announced he had broken the collarbone in his throwing arm and will be out indefinitely.

Rodgers Season Ending Injury

With Rodgers out of the game, the Packers turned to third-year quarterback Brett Hundley, who hadn’t seen a lot of action in three seasons. Hundley’s first pass was an interception that set up a Vikings touchdown. He finished the game with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions, and the Packers lost to the Vikings, dropping them to 4-2 for the year.

The good news for the Packers and their fans is that Rodgers suffered a similar injury in 2013, missing seven games with a broken left collarbone. He was ab le to return for the final game of the season and helped the Packers clinch the NFC North title and make the playoffs.

If the Packers don’t want to miss the playoffs this year, they’re going to have to find a quarterback that is capable of helping them win games. One of the names that hit the rumor mill on Sunday was former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, but it might be difficult to get Romo to leave the broadcasting booth and come back to play.

However, if the Miami Dolphins were able to convince Jay Cutler to come out of retirement, anything is possible.

October 16, 2017 by : Posted in packers No Comments

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