Aaron Rodgers to have surgery

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The Packers are prepared for an extended run without quarterback Aaron Rodgers and they should have a better idea about exactly how long pretty soon.

Coach Mike McCarthy said at a Monday press conference that Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone at an unnamed time in the near future. McCarthy repeated the team’s feeling from Sunday that the injury may be season-ending and the results of the surgery could be a determining factor in Rodgers’ chances of coming back.

Rodgers did not have surgery when he broke his left collarbone in 2013 and returned after missing seven games, although that’s obviously a very different case than this one.

McCarthy also reiterated that the team is moving forward with Brett Hundley as the starter and Joe Callahan as the backup quarterback. He said, via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, that the team is considering practice squad options but that he has too much invested in the other two quarterbacks to bring someone in from the outside at this point.

50 responses to “Aaron Rodgers to have surgery

  1. Tough Break Aaron! Get well soon we will miss your 4th qrt Heroics ,, Never wish injuries on players !!! From The Classy Viking Fans…… Who love the fun of the Rivalry …. #SKOL

  2. That does not sound good at all. I will be cheering for Rodgers to come back as good as every but more and more it is not sounding like that will be the case. Best of luck to Rodgers.

  3. Have to take it out on the Saints for grabbing Taysom Hill who would have been a better backup.
    Surprised they didn’t put AR on Injured Reserve. Surgery would indicate this season is over.

  4. They should start Kaepernick to keep the SJWs happy. After all, there is precedent for this. Look at how awesome Josh Freeman was when the Vikings brought him in and he started that Monday night game against the Giants with virtually zero prep time.

  5. Yes, Vikings fan here as well. He needs to get back ASAP because the league isn’t the same without him. Dude is the GOAT (or at least he belongs in the conversation).

  6. Hoping for a speedy recovery for Rodgers. As a football fan I love what he does on the field. I love having him in the north because he always puts my vikes to the test. Can’t be the best if you can’t beat the best.

  7. I can’t stand saying this but… I hate to see A-Rod get hurt. There I said it. But these quarterbacks have to watch it when they start running. When the linebackers get a shot at them there gonna take it.

  8. Damn! I haven’t felt this good about a season since 96. Hopefully he keeps that fire burning for next season. If Hundley wins 5 or more games (doubtful). They’ll be able to trade him for for at least a 2nd rounder.

  9. I just hope he doesn’t lose his passion. He got himself in great shape for this season and was really focused. The Packers failed, again, to surround him with enough talent to get over those deep playoff humps. Maybe they can prepare accordingly and synchronize a fresh start next year. I’m actually looking forward to the rest of the season. One game shouldn’t define Hundley. He had plenty of time but his passes were grossly off-target. Is he that bad of a passer or was this an anomaly? I guess we’ll see. It’s kind of fun, at a certain level. If it takes throwing Callahan into it, I’m OK with that too. The Vikings did OK when Bradford first showed up, but he was light-years more effective the Bridgewater so there wasn’t a drop-off. I’m can’t say why they tanked down the stretch. The Packers are still professionals. Let’s see where it takes us. Go Pack!

  10. Absolutely thrilled that we beat the cheeseheads yesterday with our elite defense. However on the flip side of the coin I’m not thrilled that AR got hurt and hope he makes a full recovery to get back on the field.

  11. I dislike Rodgers because he is the Vikings nemesis, not as a person. So am hoping his surgery is successful and he renews the rivalry when he’s healthy. That said, even with Hunley as QB, all is not lost in packerland. He can win games just like Keenum has been doing, the difference being the packers sub par defense. I’d still look for them to compete each week. Chins up packer fans, it ain’t over till it’s over.

  12. I would have rather beat the Pack with Rodgers in for the whole game like we have for two of the last three games.

    That said, my hopes are for a full recovery and the opportunity to beat him again in the future.

  13. Surgery will get him back on the field sooner, as plates/screws will immediately stabilize the break. He’ll be back by week 14, in time to win out, salvage a playoff berth and be primed for playoffs. Hundley needs to be .500 in his time leading the offense.

  14. As a Packer fan….I can appreciate all of the well wishes being shared by other team’s fans on this string. Helps the frustration I’m feeling today, just a weeee bit.

  15. Sorry to see Rodgers out, but if this is what it takes for TT to realize he has to get some talent to surround their future HOF then so be it!

  16. Well it sucks to lose a guy such as Rodgers the best in the league right now in his prime. Yes Brady is the G.O.A.T but Rodgers is the now. Now one is more accurate than Rodgers no one can do the things he can do like the scrambling, catching to many players on the field the dude is smart there is no replacement for him…. That being said Now the Packer fans have been spoiled of having great QB play for over 20 years and don’t know what its like trying to live with a avg Qb play.
    Vikings
    Now Ted Thompson & McCarthy can’t hide behind Rodgers and will have to get better all around witch will help the Packers

    Anyways Get well soon Mr. Rodgers From a Vikings fan from Wisconsin.

  17. Give Brett a call, he might have enough gas for a partial season..lol a Viking fan says..
    I wish a quick (and full) recovery for Aaron.
    BTW where is McNasty? Is he in hiding, or still crying?
    Good luck with your 2nd string QB.. Welcome to the NFL

  18. So why do I keep seeing stuff about “Karma” ? What’s that about? Fan bases feel like Rodgers has done something bad to them ?
    Or does karma come for you when you whoop someone’s butt year after year?
    I see tons of jealousy towards the packers, rightfully so.
    The game will miss him.

  19. i was shocked rodgers had words for barr

    barr did nothing wrong
    ——
    Incorrect. Barr did nothing illegal. However he drove his body into Rodgers as they landed even leaving his feet. It wasn’t illegal, but he certainly didn’t take care of Rodgers and could have easily supported his own weight instead of letting AR take the entirety of it. I’d be pissed too. It was avoidable and I’m curious to see if Barr gets a fine.

  20. Thanks to the majority of Viking fans (even cheeseisfattening…shocker!) for the kind words. We all jaw at each other relentlessly but no one wants to see any team’s star players go down.

  21. Ahhhh hahahahahaha

    The irony and justice served upon big mouthed Aaron is too beautiful for words. And to have it happen in a half empty stadium with a 17 percent decrease in viewership across the board has to add insult to injury.

  22. pkrlvr says:
    October 16, 2017 at 10:48 pm
    i was shocked rodgers had words for barr

    barr did nothing wrong
    ——
    Incorrect. Barr did nothing illegal. However he drove his body into Rodgers as they landed even leaving his feet. It wasn’t illegal, but he certainly didn’t take care of Rodgers and could have easily supported his own weight instead of letting AR take the entirety of it. I’d be pissed too. It was avoidable and I’m curious to see if Barr gets a fine.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////
    What broke his collarbone was that he put his arm out to brace his fall. Semi-pro QB Sage Rosenthal said that they teach QBs not to do that, because your instinct tells you that’s what you should do. It may have looked avoidable in hindsight but what if he only pumped faked? No penalty & most analysts had no problem with the tackle.

  23. I’ve said it many times. Tom Brady might have the most SB wins but Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the NFL. Wish he was the Vikings QB. If the Packers go .500 or better and Rodgers comes back with a couple weeks left and they get into the playoffs. Watch out for him. Good luck to him and a healthy recovery.

  24. Prayers up for Aaron Rodgers for a successful surgery and recovery, and hearts go out to Pack Nation…. just terrible news for all of us in NFL who love to watch him play.

  25. “It may have looked avoidable in hindsight but what if he only pumped faked?”

    You’re missing the point. Barr could easily have pushed or tackled Rodgers without making sure to put all of his weight into the tackle and drive Rodgers into the ground. He already had Rodgers going down and made sure to lift himself off the ground so his full weight would go into Rodgers. That part of it was very avoidable.

  26. It’s a 6-8 week injury and there’s 11 weeks left… but if their playoff hopes are conpletely shattered in 8 weeks’ time I guess he might as well take the rest of the season off

  27. Does it suck that AR got hurt? Yes, as a Vikings fan I want to beat AR and the Pack. That said, I saw Packer starting QB’s have missed 15 games in the last 26 years. Hell, that I do not feel bad for. That is insane luck!

  28. LombardisHouse says:
    October 16, 2017 at 6:10 pm
    Damn! I haven’t felt this good about a season since 96. Hopefully he keeps that fire burning for next season. If Hundley wins 5 or more games (doubtful). They’ll be able to trade him for for at least a 2nd rounder.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I can’t believe the Packer fans that want to trade Hundley! You guys don’t know how lucky you have had it the past 20 something years with back to back HOF QB’s. I’m sorry to say you got lucky twice to have a top 3 QB! And Hundley mat be with you for a long time!

  29. Hate that the guy got hurt, but that wasn’t dirty. You play through the whistle and he was tackled hard. It’s part of the game. Vikes have had several injured quarterbacks the last few years. You don’t hear them whining. Injuries happen.

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