UPDATED: It turns out that Rodgers has a broken collarbone. FFLockerRoom’s Ziad Dahdul will have a more in-depth prognosis for you fantasy football enthusiasts shortly. He is expected out three weeks. Are you INSIDE the LOCKERROOM? Follow us today!
In what unfolded into a brutal night for the Green Bay Packers in which they lost to their division rival Chicago Bears 27-20 on Monday Night Football, the biggest loss can not be seen in the final score. Rather it could be seen on the very first series of the night.
[pullquote]”Just had a chance to speak with Aaron; he has a shoulder injury. They want to run more tests. They don’t have an exact diagnosis. No timeline, no exact diagnosis.” [/pullquote]
Early in the Monday night game, during the Packers first possession, Shea McClellin welcomed Aaron Rodgers with welcome arms and soon-to-be busted left, non-throwing shoulder of Rodgers as he got to the Green Bay quarterback, slamming him to the ground causing the veteran to leave the game and eventually head to the training room.
Already missing several veterans on both sides of the ball, the Packers are in quite a bit of trouble if the injury procrastinates into something more long-term, rather than week-to-week. And the loss could be summed up in the words of coach Mike McCarthy, “Just had a chance to speak with Aaron; he has a shoulder injury. They want to run more tests. They don’t have an exact diagnosis. No timeline, no exact diagnosis.”
While the severity of the injury is not known, it does appear that he will miss a few weeks minimum. If there is to be a bright silver lining on this, the up-and-coming schedule doesn’t get tough until Thanksgiving when they take on the Detroit Lions. Before that they will be facing the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings; all of which are winnable.
Before the injury, Rodgers was on pace to throw for over 4,400 yards, 30 touchdowns and once again enjoy a stellar campaign. The importance of his leadership both statistically and emotionally can be summed up in backup quarterback Seneca Wallace‘s performance. He finished the night completing 11 of 19 passes for 114 yards and no touchdowns. Eddie Lacy led the way with 150 rushing yards on 22 carries and 1 visit to the end zone.