Report: Aaron Rodgers has a bone bruise and a ligament sprain

AP

The Aaron Rodgers injury situation keeps getting murkier.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Rodgers has a deep bone bruise in his knee, a likelihood that was surmised earlier today right here. But Glazer, contradicting Adam Schefter of ESPN, reports that Rodgers also has a ligament sprain. Schefter reported earlier on Sunday that Rodgers has no ligament damage.

Per Glazer, Rodgers is experiencing a lot of pain and swelling, and that he will be monitored hit by hit and play by play on Sunday.

When he plays on Sunday, look for Rodgers to make quick decisions and to throw the ball quickly, like he did in the second half of last Sunday night’s game. And like he did in 2014 when he had a calf injury, Rodgers actually seems to be a better passer when his mobility goes away.

So what will this mean for the Vikings? The pass rush becomes simpler, because there will be little or no fear of Rodgers spinning away from the pocket. But it also will present a challenge for the Vikings when it comes to the question of blitzing versus flooding the passing lanes. Maybe the balance will be to turn the front four loose and letting the linebackers try to anticipate where the quick passes will go, if the Vikings can accelerate Rodgers’ already-sped-up clock.

30 responses to “Report: Aaron Rodgers has a bone bruise and a ligament sprain

  1. He need to call Sam Bradford on this. If you play Rodgers in this condition, your are just plain out not smart.

  2. Vikes can safety blitz, or just rush their front 4. We don’t need team blitzes to get to any QB

  3. Aaron Rodgers = Ben Roethlesberger
    Both use imaginary injuries to appear more heroic than in reality.
    Fakes

  4. Rodgers is not a better passer without mobility. His mobility makes him much better. He’s the highest rated QB outside the pocket for a reason.

  5. Las Vegas sportsbooks are now favoring the Vikings by less than a field goal, a 7 to 7.5 swing from the underdogs the Vikings would’ve been without the injury to Rogers. Considering how overrated the Vikings are, the Packers along with the points seems like good compensation for Rogers’ bum knee. I’d take it.

  6. Viking fans talking tough about taking Rodgers out. It’s like they’ve never accomplished anything themselves, and if it means everyone else has to be worse for them to rise to the top, they’ll take it. What a sad bunch.

  7. I think neither Schefter or Glazer have any real info. Both are just tossing fecal matter at the wall to see what sticks and hope they can later proclaim “see I was right”

  8. The only people on here qualified to render an opinion, an opinion with any credibility at all, are orthopedists who have examined Rogers. So lets just leave this to the doctors who have every incentive to do the right thing by the man, the team, and the best fans in the NFL. Go Packers, beat the queens.

  9. For the record, at no point did Rogers throw a hissy fit after getting pummeled last Sunday. Patriots homers like to reinvent history by lying about Rogers when you point out what a hissy Brady is. Cheating and lying are rampant in NE.

  10. I know refs would let aaron slide. But, can some sort of authority conduct a field sobriety test on the sideline. Just to ensure he wasn’t injected with any “meds.”

  11. No doubt every Viking defender is looking to take a hard shot at him. Keep Rodgers out of the game. Losing one game, even to a division rival, is not worth an entire season.

  12. GenXJay says:
    September 16, 2018 at 1:01 pm
    I know refs would let aaron slide. But, can some sort of authority conduct a field sobriety test on the sideline. Just to ensure he wasn’t injected with any “meds.”

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    No discussion about officiating please.

    The no call pi on graham and the phantom push off on Adams might have added even more points if the refs didnt get the vikings d off the field on that series.

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