Aaron Rodgers suffered a right shoulder injury during the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Rodgers was carted off the field during the first quarter before being ruled questionable to return. UPDATE: Jay Glazer is reporting the Packers fear Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone. SECOND UPDATE: Rodgers officially ruled out for the rest of the game. THIRD UPDATE: Packers confirm Rodgers has a broken collarbone and might be out for the rest of the season. Wow.
The injury occurred on a play where Vikings pass rusher Anthony Barr drove Rodgers into the ground.
The injury that sent Aaron Rodgers to the medical tent, then got carted off from the sidelines to the locker room pic.twitter.com/AI9V8lVAEm— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 15, 2017
Rodgers is obviously one of the best players in the NFL, which makes the news of his injury relevant to the entire league. The Packers simply aren’t as dangerous of a team with Brett Hundley starting in his place.
The Eagles aren’t set to play the Packers in the regular season, but Green Bay (with Rodgers) is one of the biggest threats to Philadelphia’s lead as the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The Packers are 4-1 through their first five games of the 2017 season.
It remains to be seen how much time Rodgers will miss (if much at all). His injury situation is one the entire NFL will be closely monitoring moving forward.