Aaron Rodgers Injury Update: Disappointment Grows for Green Bay Packers Amid Harrowing Season With Another QB1 Setback Emerging in Decisive Moment

Published 12/29/2022, 11:30 AM EST
Dec 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) waves to the crowd as he exits the field after the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have been through an absolute rollercoaster ride this season. From a dismal start when they lost five games in a row to now being legitimate playoff contenders, Rodgers and Co. are so close to their goal with only two games left. However, A-Rod has a slight bump on the road. A fresh injury!

The Packers overcame a crucial matchup with the Miami Dolphins last week with a 26-20 win. However, veteran quarterback Rodgers suffered a blow to his knees that could potentially sideline him for the Minnesota Vikings game this week. But there is still hope for A-Rod, who thinks he will play for sure.

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Reigning back-to-back league MVP Rodgers ended up in the DNP list when he didn’t show up for Wednesday’s practice. The QB is yet to speak to the media officially regarding his game status. However, according to NFL.com’s Michael Baca, he is treating the absence from practice as a veteran’s day off, and nothing more.

The play happened in the 2nd quarter against the Miami Dolphins. Rodgers limped for a few seconds after the hit. However, the 2010 Super Bowl MVP continued the game and played every snap. And the knee knock is not even his biggest concern.

Aaron Rodgers has been playing on for months with a broken thumb injury

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39-year-old Aaron Rodgers is struggling health-wise this season. However, his tolerance for pain seems to be at an all-time high since the QB said the knee didn’t bother him at all during the second half of the Dolphins game. A-Rod threw 24 completed passes out of 38 targets and had a touchdown in the win. And he struggled through multiple injuries doing that.

Dec 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws the football as Miami Dolphins linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (43) defends during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

In Week 5 this season, Aaron Rodgers suffered an avulsion fracture to his throwing arm thumb. And he has been dealing with it ever since. Things got worse when he injured his ribs and left the game against the Philadelphia Eagles in their Week 12 matchup. Jordan Love stepped in. However, with the all-important playoff fortune hanging, the Packers will have a hard time relying on Love if Rodgers can’t make it in time.

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With Romeo Doubs back in the wideout section and David Bakhtiari also trending toward a return, the Packers look healthier. Except for their QB. Will the Cheese-heads find no.12 on the field against their divisional rivals on Sunday?

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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