Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are in unfamiliar territory this season. After experiencing three straight 13 win seasons, the Packers now find themselves sitting at 4-7. With six games remaining, Green Bay is falling further and further out of playoff contention.
Rodgers hasn’t been himself in 2022. He currently ranks 26th in the NFL in QBR, and has thrown seven interceptions, his most since 2016. Coming off back-to-back MVP awards, expectations were high. Before the season began, the Packers were expected to run away with the NFC North. Now, Green Bay is fighting for third place in their division.
Unfortunately, Rodgers has been dealing with a thumb injury for most of this season. He injured his thumb on the final play in London against the New York Giants. On Wednesday, Rodgers confirmed that he has been dealing with a broken right thumb for the past six weeks.
Aaron Rodgers Confirms Broken Right Thumb
Aaron Rodgers was uncharacteristically off-target last Thursday against the Tennessee Titans. He missed the mark on passes that seemed like easy completions. Here’s what Rodgers had to say to reporters on Wednesday about his broken thumb.
“I think I’ve had worse injuries I’ve played with,” Rodgers said. “So, you know, definitely a challenge, but the days off helped, feeling better this week.”
Rodgers went on to talk about injuries he suffered in the past. When I hurt my knee in ’18, you throw from the ground up, so that was definitely difficult on the footwork, plant leg,” he said. “When I broke my index finger in college, that was probably a slightly more important finger to deal with. I remember I was at practice and Coach (Jeff) Tedford said, ‘I don’t care what’s hurting. You’ve got one day off and, if you miss another day of practice, you’re the backup again.’ So, there was no choice.”
Aaron Rodgers confirmed today his right thumb has been broken since Week 5, when the injury happened on the last play in London.
Here he is talking about it for a bit. Surgery has never been a thought and it won’t be after the season, either, he said. pic.twitter.com/FbbMOkXYtc
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) November 23, 2022
If Rodgers’ thumb continues to be an issue, could we see Jordan Love start before the season is over?