Aaron Rodgers To Have Surgery on Collarbone
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have surgery to repair his broken collarbone.
Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement on Monday.
“Aaron Rodgers suffered a significant injury in the game,” McCarthy said. “It will require surgery. He’ll be out a minimum of a significant amount of time. Potentially, his season can be over. He’ll have surgery here in the near future. After we see how that goes, focus on getting better and healthy. That’s all that really matters right now.”
As we’ve discussed, Rodgers returned from a broken collarbone in 2013. However, this injury is considered more serious because the break is in Rodgers’ throwing shoulder.
McCarthy refused to give a timeline for Rodgers’ recovery. He missed seven games after the 2013 injury. In that case, Rodgers and the Packers let the injury heal on its own.
Although Brett Hundley wasn’t impressive in relief of Rodgers on Sunday, McCarthy placed the blame for that performance elsewhere. Namely, the offensive line.
“I’ve got to do a better job. I’ve got to get Brett into a flow,” McCarthy said. “But more importantly we need to get our offense in a flow. We didn’t run the ball very well yesterday. Pass protection was a negative. We didn’t handle basic blitzes that they came with. So we need to get that shored up and then the pass game will then come. We’ve got to play cleaner football.”
Unfortunatley, that’s probably easier said than done. The Packers lost David Bakhtiari, Lane Taylor and Bryan Bulaga — who is apparently made out of glass — during Sunday’s game. They finished with backups Justin McCray, Lucas Patrick and Ulrick John, the latter of which was an in-season addition from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.
Brett Hundley, Aaron Rodgers or Joe Montana would probably have a hard time playing well behind that line.