Aaron Rodgers suffers shoulder injury, does not return vs. Bears
Aaron Rodgers suffered a shoulder injury on Monday night and his return is questionable.
Sure doesn't look like Aaron Rodgers was wearing anything (i.e. a sling) under his sweatshirt: pic.twitter.com/nMbpaTjS9a— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 5, 2013
UPDATE (Tuesday, 9 a.m. ET): Rodgers injury is reportedly a fractured collarbone and the quarterback could miss up to three weeks -- or possibly more.
The unthinkable happened on Monday night for the Packers, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a shoulder injury and left the game to be examined in the locker room. Initially he was listed as questionable but the Packers later ruled him out for the game.
After Mason Crosby knocked down a field goal, Rodgers was spotted running quickly with a trainer to the training room. The Packers announced that Rodgers return was questionable at first.
Rodgers is officially out for the game. Just announced in press box. #CHIvsGB— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 5, 2013
Seneca Wallace warmed up on the sideline and finished the game for the Packers, which is arguably the most terrifying thing that could possibly happen to Green Bay's football team. Unless, of course, Rodgers is out for a while.
"They don't have an exact diagnosis," Mike McCarthy said when asked about Rodgers' status after the game.
There's a report out there that Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone on the play. Naturally, McCarthy was asked point blank about that specific injury.
"Exact diagnosis hasn't been given."
Alright. One more follow-up question elicited a slightly more angry response.
"No timeline. No exact diagnosis."
Rodgers isn't talking either. He told ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde that he was "getting some tests tomorrow."
Asked via iMessage if he broke his collarbone, #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers replied, "We're getting some tests tomorrow." Sorry, all I've got.— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) November 5, 2013
Rodgers added to Wilde -- who does a Tuesday show with Rodgers -- that he wasn't sure whether or not he could do his scheduled media appearance.
"Just depends on my treatment schedule," Rodgers wrote.
Speculating at this point would be irresponsible. But it's pretty obvious that no one around the Packers -- or near Rodgers -- is particularly thrilled about what happened on Monday night. It's hard to imagine Green Bay bracing for anything other than the worst-case scenario.
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