This week, Aaron Rodgers practiced for the first time on a Wednesday since he broke the pinky toe on his left foot at the end of October. The Packers’ star quarterback recently offered a welcome update about his injury. He announced that he expects to be 100% in time for Green Bay’s playoff game. #12 added that he has not needed a pain-reducing injection in the toe “for a number of weeks now.”
Rodgers Hasn’t Let His Injury Stop Him
Aaron Rodgers’ toe has been a hot topic this season, albeit mostly for entertainment value. His play certainly has not been affected much due to the injury, however. Rodgers is currently the favorite to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. His spectacular play despite this injury has been a contributing factor.
The one thing missing from Aaron Rodgers’ repertoire was his ability to scramble to pick up extra yards and move the chains. Rodgers practiced on a Thursday for the first time prior to the toe injury going into last week’s loss to the Detroit Lions. He was able to scramble for a few key first downs early in the game. If Rodgers can truly get back to 100%, his ability to run will add another facet to his game. This will help the offense in the upcoming playoff run, which the quarterback has prophesized.
Aaron Rodgers’ confidence in predicting a playoff run isn’t just hype. He’s getting strong at the right time, and so are his teammates. Za’Darius Smith, David Bakhtiari, Jaire Alexander, Josh Myers, and Billy Turner are all getting healthy alongside Rodgers. The team tied for the best record in the NFL is adding some of its best players back to its active roster.
With Rodgers close to 100%, the team is also close to 100%. The rest of the NFL playoff teams should watch out, and stay on their toes.