Aaron Rodgers calls team doctor “a close friend”

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Aaron Rodgers threw his support behind Dr. Pat McKenzie, joining teammates and former teammates in defending the Packers team doctor and surgeon.

“I’ve been working with Dr. McKenzie for 13 years, and as well as being a phenomenal doctor, he’s also become a close friend,” Rodgers wrote on his social media accounts. “He’s done surgery on me twice, and I trust him and his opinion implicitly. Doc has always tried to protect me and my future, even if it meant protecting me from myself and my desire to get back on the field before I should. #gbpfamily #mydoc #ibackpat”

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson was among the Packers and former Packers who shared similar sentiments Friday.

Bennett has ripped the organization for its handling of his shoulder injury, claiming, among other things, that Dr. McKenzie wanted the tight end to play with a shoulder injury. The Packers released Bennett, and the Patriots claimed him.

41 responses to “Aaron Rodgers calls team doctor “a close friend”

  1. Bennett is just another in a long line of me-first malcontents. This is a rough year for the Packers in any case and he will not be missed.

    The season is over anyway……the Vikings won it all. At least that’s the impression I keep getting.

  2. I am a Bear fan, but I believe Rodgers and Jordan over M Bennett. He and his brother are scum sucking maggots that are cancer in locker room. I am sure Bill Bellichek tells Bennett to sit down and shut up.

  3. Don’t forget these supposed fantastic doctors passed Bennett as fit! And didn’t bother to MRI the guy despite his clearly listed as playing through 2016 banged-up (ankle and SHOULDER, entire 2nd half of the season, also a bad knee thru the playoffs). Pack should have seen those injury reports and done every test possible (at least on those listed parts) and found that rotator issue straight away instead of now claiming Bennett had a pre-existing “undisclosed” condition.

  4. So what we have is a person(Bennett), making unsubstantiated claims against someone who seems to have a long record of integrity. His brother also made unsubstantiated claims about a police department, it sounds like we have a pattern of conspiracy theories with the Bennett brothers.

  5. I am more inclined to believe Rodgers, Nelson and others who are defending the doc. The Bennett brothers, to me, come across as chronic complainers.

  6. Sorry, but Bennet is a front runner. He told the Packers he was going to have surgery so that he can get cut, then magically is ready to play for the Pats a week later. Football is the ultimate team sport. When the going gets tough, Michael Bennet says “peace out”. Then he tries blaming it on the packers Dr rather than just owning the fact he manipulated the circumstances to get released. What a low lofe.

  7. So the Dr said he was ok to play, Bennett said he wasn’t and needed surgery, they cut him, and he signs with New England and is miraculously healthy enough to play for them? Sounds like Dr. McKenzie was right all along.

    The Bennetts are not intelligent.

  8. Dr. Patrick McKenzie spent many years as the lead athletic trainer for the Atlanta Falcons. (1969 – 1994)
    And the Packers’ physician from ‘94 till today.

    He’s had a wealth of experience, who’s earned a reputation as a very competent and skilled Doctor who errs on the side of caution, as attested to by many former and current players.

    If Bennett wants to be a quitter and a malcontent, fine.
    Just don’t drag another professional’s name through the mud to justify your actions.
    Simply pathetic.

  9. bennett’s cheese spread knife has sharply pierced the limburger so deeply; the stink has brought about aaron’s opinion from the depths of Hollywood.

  10. Bennett played 19 games for the Pats injured last year. Once Rodgers went down, he didn’t see the point in putting up with the pain to win nothing. Welcome back to New England! Now let’s see if he wants to play through the pain to go after another ring. This is probably not going to be a popular pov on this thread but I do t care. Go Pats, go!

  11. Minnesota blizzard, the Indianapolis Colts of the NFC huh? Does that make the Vikings the Cleveland browns of the NFC after Indianapolis went into Minnesota last December and eliminated you from playoff contention with a 34-6 obliteration? Forget so soon huh

  12. stellarperformance says:
    November 11, 2017 at 5:36 am

    The season is over anyway……the Vikings won it all. At least that’s the impression I keep getting.
    ——————-
    No viking fan has said the Vikings have won it all.
    Get a grip.

    Let’s see if your back QB and defense can even win in Chicago you whiner.

  13. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    November 11, 2017 at 11:57 am
    No viking fan has said the Vikings have won it all. Get a grip. Let’s see if your back QB and defense can even win in Chicago you whiner.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////

    I didn’t say they did. It just seems that way because their fans seem more interested in the premature demise of the Packers than the success of their own team.

    And their trolls, like you, had better hope they do go beyond winning the division and win the SuperBowl. Now that the Packers are seemingly out of the way, and the Vikings have a two-game division lead halfway through the season, anything less than a SuperBowl victory is a major choke-job.

    Those are your rules, not ours. You have a chance now to see how easy it is.

    Good luck!

  14. I still don’t get it, Bennett is saying that the Packer’s DR. wanted him to play thru his injury and then he gets cut, picked up by the Patriots and now he’s ready to play. What about the injury? Did it just disappear during the 24 hours he was on the waiver wire?

  15. In a QB driven league, the Vikings are near the bottom of the list. Packers have regressed without AR, but there’s always next year. Meanwhile, the Vikings QB carousel keeps turning and turning and…

  16. stellarperformance says:
    November 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Those are your rules, not ours. You have a chance now to see how easy it is.
    ———————
    The choke job rules come from your own packer trolls who use the “13 time world title” threshold.

    Good thing for the packers, they can’t choke by their own packer rules this year.

  17. I’m glad to see the pressure of your very likely choke-job is already taking a toll. Laughable. The Packers had two overtime losses on the road, as underdogs, unexpectedly deep in the playioffs, and the Packer-hating Viking trolls were relentless with their “choke” accusations.

    A never-ending taste of your own medicine is coming. You gotta win it all or you’ll never hear the end of it.

    Good luck!

  18. Packers doctors have said “no” to a number of injured players in recent years rather than let them endanger their well-being even though they often wanted to play. The organization’s integrity is miles above Bennett’s.

  19. stellarperformance says:
    November 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm
    I’m glad to see the pressure of your very likely choke-job is already taking a toll. Laughable. The Packers had two overtime losses on the road, as underdogs, unexpectedly deep in the playioffs, and the Packer-hating Viking trolls were relentless with their “choke” accusations.

    A never-ending taste of your own medicine is coming. You gotta win it all or you’ll never hear the end of it.
    ———————–
    What are you drinking Stella?
    You and most other packer fans already tell us every week how bad the Vikings are on a never ending basis.

    Good luck with the Bears!!!

  20. You gotta win it all. As division leader you must win the SuperBowl, nothing less or it’s a choke-job. Your rules.

    It’s really easy, according to Viking trolls. You’re about to find out.

    Good luck!

  21. Respect? I’m shocked that word is even in your vocabulary. You guys are about to find out what living by the sword, and dying by the sword means.

    Rookies.

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