The Green Bay Packers‘ star quarterback Aaron Rodgers is reportedly dealing with an injury. Rodgers admitted on The Pat McAfee Show he sustained an injury at the end of the Giants game. He said on the final play; he got “rocked. “My thumb is a little banged up. That’s the only spot that’s bothering me a little bit,” Rodgers said. The show’s hosts asked Rodgers if he could play against the New York Jets in Week 6. “I think I’ll be able to spin it. I think it’ll feel better later in the week,” Rodgers answered. Today, Matt LaFleur provided more clarity on the situation.
Matt LaFleur: “Aaron Rodgers won’t practice today, but no long-term concerns”
Packers’ HC Matt LaFleur told reporters that QB Aaron Rodgers will not practice today due to a thumb injury, but he added “we don’t have much concern as far as gameday.”
Packers’ HC Matt LaFleur told reporters that QB Aaron Rodgers will not practice today due to a thumb injury, but he added “we don't have much concern as far as gameday.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2022
This is certainly big news for the Packers as they should have Aaron Rodgers under center this week. At 3-2, the Packers already seem to be at a pivotal spot this season. The Vikings (4-1), travel to Miami to play the Dolphins this week. Tua Tagovailoa will reportedly not play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. This opens up the door for the Vikings to start the season 5-1. Green Bay must keep winning to keep pace for the division.
The Packers Need Their Four-Time MVP QB
A long-term thumb injury for Aaron Rodgers would be a serious problem for the Packers. The passing offense has already been hit or miss at times for the team this season. If Rodgers can’t play, the Packers would need to turn to an inexperienced Jordan Love to lead the offense.
One silver lining, the Packers might rely more on the running game this week. After the game, the Packers running back Aaron Jones said he would have bet money the team could have gotten a key first down by running the ball. Many Packers fans criticized the pass-heavy play-calling following the defeat in London. The Packers attempted nearly double the number of passes than rushing attempts. Those numbers are even more frustrating when considering the Packers gave up a double-digit lead. With Rodgers maybe not at 100% this week, look for a heavy dose of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. The way it should be.