The Green Bay Packers were among one of the four teams that had a bye-week in Week 14. Regardless of how late in the season the bye week comes for a team, it’s an opportunity for players to regroup and recovery from injuries. Aaron Rodgers was one of those players who desperately needed time to heal his injuries.
Aaron Rodgers Comments On Injuries During Pat McAfee Show
During this season, Aaron Rodgers has suffered both a thumb and rib injury. He broke his thumb in Week 5 against the Giants and exited the game against the Eagles in Week 12, experiencing pain in his ribs.
“The thumb is doing a lot better. It was nice to have that week off. The ribs are doing a lot better too. My body is feeling a lot better,” Rodgers told “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday. He went on to say, ““It always feels good coming back after the bye, it’s refreshing to get that week off.”
Rodgers, who recently turned 39 years old, will have to be at full strength for the final four games of the regular season. Winning out is the only real option for Green Bay in order to have a shot at the postseason. However, that still doesn’t guarantee the Packers a playoff berth. They need teams like the Seahawks, Commanders and Giants to lose.
When addressing the slim possibility of reaching the playoffs, Aaron Rodgers said, “We have a lot to play for, but we also need some help. We can’t control that part. But we have three of four at home. We always expect to win our home games, and definitely expect to win once the weather turns. Get this one, and then a warm weather game in Miami, and then things could get interesting.”