Aaron Rodgers placed on injured reserve, will miss at least eight weeks

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may miss the rest of the season. He will definitely miss at least half of the season.

The Packers officially placed Rodgers on injured reserve today. That means he will be ineligible to play for eight weeks and couldn’t play again until Week 15 at the earliest.

The move was widely expected when the Packers announced on Sunday that Rodgers had suffered a broken collarbone and could miss the rest of the season. Rodgers previously broke his left collarbone and missed seven games, but this time it’s his right collarbone, which is a more serious injury for the right-handed Rodgers.

The Packers will go with Brett Hundley at quarterback while Rodgers is out. If the Packers can stay in playoff contention with Hundley at the helm, it’s possible that Rodgers could return in time for the last few games of the regular season and the postseason. It’s also possible that Rodgers won’t be ready in time — or that the Packers will be out of playoff contention by the time he’s eligible and will opt not to bring him back.

13 responses to “Aaron Rodgers placed on injured reserve, will miss at least eight weeks

  1. A good team can compensate for things like this. If our Packers are indeed a good team, we’ll still win. He won’t help us this year, but there’s a slim chance he gets back to close to what he was for next year.

  2. If it’s eight weeks, that’s only seven games. If they go 3-4, they sit at 7-6 when he could potentially come back. They play the Bears, Ravens, and Browns in that stretch, so 3-4 is not out of the question. Their last two games are against the Vikings and Lions, so they’ll have the opportunity to beat each of the teams that will potentially be ahead of them. A 10-6 record would probably win the division, so I don’t see why Packer fans are giving up on the season. If Hundley and the rest of the team are as good as they’ve been telling us, they should be in the division race the whole way.

  3. This Packers team may be the worst in NFL without Rodgers, you will see the disaster start this Sunday against the Saints

  4. Best case scenario: We make the playoffs and get a 1st or high 2nd round draft pick for Hundley. Worst Case: Hundley gets hurt and we’re totally screwed.

  5. Rodgers is glad because he now gets to hang out in Hollywood with his pal Joe Jonas. The Packers will have to continue to play and lose football games so it will be bittersweet.

  6. Unless you have the defense of the 85 Bears, the 2000 Ravens or maybe the 2015 Broncos, you arent winning a SB without your starting QB.

  7. icebowler says:
    October 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Best case scenario: We make the playoffs and get a 1st or high 2nd round draft pick for Hundley. Worst Case: Hundley gets hurt and we’re totally screwed.
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    I think an even worse case would be Hundley is terrible. Then you’re totally screwed and you have to find somebody to play backup quarterback next year.

  8. It is of great humor when Vikings fans complain about Packers fans commenting on there stories. An exciting Friday night trolling the injury to a Hall of Fame QB. Pathetic!

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