Aaron Rodgers on His Fractured Toe Ahead of Playoffs: “I Should Be 100% Probably by Next Week”

Published 01/13/2022, 2:36 PM EST


Aaron Rodgers has led the Green Bay Packers to the No. 1 seed in NFC for the second straight season. With that, he has made a statement that he is still a terrific leader since he has played through the latter half of the season with a fractured toe. Rodgers has been bothered with his foot injury ever since he returned from the COVID list in November.

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The Packers will return for the Divisional Round of the playoffs and for that, the team counts on Rodgers’ health. And the quarterback has good news for his admirers. He believes that his toe will be back to 100% by next week. Furthermore, he also mentioned that he hasn’t received a single jab of painkillers for several weeks.

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Aaron Rodgers will be 100 percent by next week

“That’s been the most encouraging thing. Got through last week without doing one,” Rodgers said during a press conference on Wednesday. “It was just a pretty standard shot in the toe — very painful, but numbing agent. So that helped me get through the games. The whole goal was to be able to not have to do that, and it’s been a few games now without doing that.”

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Rodgers is the top contender for the MVP race and it will be a shame to see him go away this season with a prolonged injury. Yet that will not happen since he believes that he will make a full recovery before hitting the gridiron next week. “So, I’m feeling good, practiced today,” Rodgers added. “[I’m] close to 100 percent. I think I should be 100% probably by next week.”

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With the Packers back in business it’s safe to say that they will certainly help their opponents pack their bags after ending their seasons. The Matt LaFleur side has amazed the league throughout the season lets see if they do so in the playoffs as well.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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