Aaron Rodgers is getting looked at again later today.
So the state of Wisconsin is just going to have to wait before it breathes.
Rodgers told Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com: “We’re getting some tests tomorrow,” but did not elaborate on those tests or beyond the vague description of a shoulder injury given by coach Mike McCarthy.
And as bad as last night’s loss to the Bears might have stung, the reality of life without Rodgers for any amount of time is what scares them.
“Obviously it’s horrible. It’s what everyone in the whole state fears – watching him go down,” linebacker A.J. Hawk said. “I felt terrible for him, and then obviously the longer he stayed in the locker room, the more I worried about him. I don’t know. I haven’t gotten to talk to him really about it in specifics. I hope he’s all right.”
Rodgers returned to the field in the third quarter, and kept his left hand in the front of his sweatshirt (as opposed to having his arm in a sling.
The Packers as a whole will have a much larger part of the body in a sling if he’s forced to miss any time.
Backup Seneca Wallace is the only other quarterback on the 53-man roster, though they are paying extra to keep Scott Tolzien on the practice squad
“I tried my best,” Wallace said. “I put a lot of pressure on myself to make sure there’s not a letdown from what Aaron is doing and what I’m doing. But obviously it’s tough to get put in that situation and go out there and not have a lag.
“But you want to go out there and compete; that’s what I’m about and I love to compete. I put a lot on myself and feel like I should’ve played better. I’ve been in this situation before and it definitely will get better.”
Actually, Rodgers better get better, or the improvement of Wallace won’t matter nearly as much to the Packers.