An injury suffered by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will knock him out for at least the rest of Monday night’s game. Now Green Bay will have to hope Seneca Wallace can lead the way — and that Rodgers won’t miss much more time after tonight.
Rodgers suffered the injury on the Packers’ first drive, when Bears linebacker Shea McClellan planted him into the turf. He immediately grimaced in pain and was slow to get up, although he was able to run to the locker room. The Packers described it as a shoulder injury. ESPN initially reported it was a collarbone injury but later said the exact nature of the injury was unknown.
Wallace is the only other quarterback on the Packers’ roster, so if he were to go down tonight the Packers would be in major trouble. They may be in major trouble anyway if this turns out to be an injury that causes Rodgers to miss multiple games.
It’s been a back-and-forth battle between the two NFC North rivals so far, with Bears quarterback Josh McCown leading two touchdown drives, and Packers running back James Starks running through an enormous hole for a 32-yard touchdown. The Bears lead 14-10 midway through the second quarter.