One thing that isn’t helping the Packers this season is injuries. The wide receiver position especially has been volatile this season but there is one player that you never want to hear is struggling with injury. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been dealing with a thumb injury ever since the loss to the New York Giants. Aaron Rodgers had some concerning comments about his thumb injury.
Aaron Rodgers Concerning Comments On Thumb Injury
Rodgers has been held out of practice on Wednesdays for the past couple of weeks to rehab the thumb. It seems that the rehab is not making much progress. He did go down for the job through on Wednesday and had a concerning comment as to why.
“I wish I could tell you it [the thumb] was feeling better. But it was more just the necessity of jog-through, and feel like my presence down there was kind of more important today than an hour of rehab.”
This is not the comment that you want to hear from Aaron Rodgers. It seems that the thumb is not healing and it may be something that Rodgers and the Packers medical staff will be dealing with all season.
Thumb Doesn’t Seem To Be Affecting His Play
One positive is the thumb injury does not really seem to be affecting Rodgers’ game that much. He has seen a slight dip in passing yards, yards per attempt, and rating since the injury but it is minimal. This also could be due to the fact that the Packers actually ran the ball against the Bills. He is clearly in some discomfort on the field but it isn’t resulting in a massive dip in numbers. His touchdown to Samori Toure showed he can still launch the ball downfield with accuracy. This may be one of those nagging injuries that Rodgers is going to have to deal with all season.
It is hard to know how to feel about the injury. Aaron Rodgers’ comments on the thumb injury aren’t great but it also has not seemed to play a huge part in the losses either. It is something to monitor as the season goes on. If there is one thing all Packers fans can agree on, it is that Aaron Rodgers playing at a high level is essential to turn the season around.