The Green Bay Packers improved to 6-8 and kept their Playoff hopes alive by defeating the Los Angeles Rams 24-12 on Monday Night Football. A large part of their success was due to the play of AJ Dillon. The third-year running back had 71 all purpose yards and two gritty touchdowns. There was a concerning moment during the game in which Dillon was sent to visit the trainers to get checked for an injury. Today, Dillon appeared on the “Nine 2 Noon with John Kuhn” show to discuss his performance and the injury.
AJ Dillon Addresses His Injury
Former Packers fullback John Kuhn began the interview telling Dillon that he [Kuhn] was not sure if Dillon would be able to do their weekly interview. He asked Dillon about the injury and if the referees were the ones who forced him to go to the trainers.
“Yeah, I definitely felt it,” Dillon responded. “That was really my first time experiencing anything like that, and you hear about it all the time with player safety and stuff. And the refs were real quick to make sure I knew where I was, knew where they was, and passed me onto my trainer. Kudos to them.”
The First Touchdown
Kuhn then asked Dillon to take the audience inside his mindset on that first touchdown. Fans will remember it as the one in which he “carried eight Rams players into the end zone.”
“You get that ball in your hand and sometimes you get the feeling that you’re going to score. And I had that feeling on the play before. But Bobby Wagner being the savvy vet he is made a great job evading the block and dove under the block and got under me. So I knew I had to get the next one and no one was going to stop me.”
AJ Dillon now has 660 rushing yards and 194 receiving yards on the 2022 season. He also has five rushing touchdowns. It does not sound like the injury he suffered on Monday Night will keep him out for long. This is certainly a good thing as he pushes towards another 1,000 all purpose yard season.
The entire interview can be heard on the iHeart Radio link above.