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.
Sounds like a lot of his “pad level” speak. “He’ll be out a minimum of a significant amount of time.” We are the only team in the league to have a mentally challenged head coach.
lol…yea, i saw that also. He’s quite the wordsmith isn’t he? He’s no MMTTDC, that’s for damn sure.
1 – Josh Sitton- can they get him back?
2 – Barr’s hit looked awfully late. is he being fined or anything?
Good lord! When I read MM’s quotes I did a double take, immediately took a pic on my cell phone and showed it to my wife. She started laughing and could not believe that someone actually said that. I mean, there are a few ways to look at it. One way for certain is that MM’s statement contradicts his own tenet of “not speculating” about something! Without question this guy is an absolute dullard, and knows very little about context / syntax and how it is applied in normal discourse . . .
Which further quantifies the need to get rid of MM . . .
The hit was completely legal and not a late hit but the way Barr landed on Rodgers with all his weight, was intended to physically do as much damage to Rodgers as possible. You can bet Zimmer and the Vikings coached his team on how to take players out of the game. This isn’t the first time Zimmer faced accusations of fielding dirty teams.
Also, there’s a good chance there was more damage than a broken collarbone. I remember when Majkowsky went down, we heard for a year how he was looking good in practice and healing up really well, and when he finally played, he looked terrible. Then many years later he admitted he never healed right.