Aaron Rodgers suffers broken collarbone vs. Vikings


The Green Bay Packers’ championship hopes are on hold.

Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in first quarter of Sunday’s 23-10 loss at Minnesota. There’s a “chance” the two-time NFL Most Valuable Player could miss the rest of the season, the team announced via Twitter.

Rodgers was miffed at Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr for the tackle, which came outside the pocket and drew no penalty flag. The Packers’ superstar quarterback appeared to land hard on his shoulder with Barr’s weight driving him into the turf. When backup Brett Hundley came over to offer a “high-five,” Rodgers was forced to answer left-handed.


The injury is reminiscent of the early-November collarbone fracture sustained by Rodgers in 2013. Although Rodgers returned after seven weeks to lift Green Bay into the playoffs with a thrilling victory over the Bears in Week 17, there’s an important distinction this time around. Whereas the previous injury was near Rodgers’ left shoulder, this one is to his right (throwing) shoulder.

As evidenced by last week’s masterful performance in a thrilling come-from-behind victory at Dallas, Rodgers had been carrying his offense to a greater extent than any quarterback in the league.

Where do the Packers turn

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000861006/article/aaron-rodgers-suffers-broken-collarbone-vs-vikings

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