Aaron Rodgers has a groin injury

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has appeared on the injury report in every week since Week One due to a knee injury. For Week 16, the Packers have disclosed another injury.

Rodgers also has a groin injury. Although he fully participated in practice on Wednesday, perhaps the injury provides the basis for coach Joe Philbin’s hesitation to declare that Rodgers will start on Sunday against the Jets.

Rodgers has said he’ll play, but a groin injury can go in multiple different ways. On multiple past occasions for NFL players, a groin injury became hernia surgery.

It’s too early to worry about that outcome for Rodgers. But if there’s any concern that this is more than a muscle pull, it’s all the more reason to shut Rodgers down for the rest of the season.

Not practicing on Wednesday for the Packers were defensive tackle Kenny Clark (elbow), receiver Randall Cobb (concussion), tight end Jimmy Graham (knee, thumb), guard Lucas Patrick (illness), cornerback Will Redmond (shoulder), punter J.K. Scott (illness), and tackle Jason Spriggs (concussion). Limited were tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee), receiver Jake Kumerow (hand), running back Jamaal Williams (toe).

48 responses to “Aaron Rodgers has a groin injury

  1. It’s too early to worry about that outcome for Rodgers. But if there’s any concern that this is more than a muscle pull, it’s all the more reason to shut Rodgers down for the rest of the season.
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    The media giving him an out. He is no Brett Favre.

  2. I knew something more was wrong while watching the Bears game. You could tell after his slides.

    So, he’s still recovering from major shoulder surgery in his throwing arm, he’s recovering from a significant Opening Day knee injury, severe enough to require he wear a restrictive knee brace for eight games or more, and he’s now hampered by a groin injury.

    Yet, he insists he’s playing on Sunday. The guy is a beast.

    The best part? He’s still out-performing Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins.

  3. Old, washed up, injured, in decline.

    Oh wait, sorry, these narratives only apply to the other number 12.

    This one gets a buffet of excuses. My bad.

  4. Watching guys like Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers go from all-time greats to nearly being physically incapable of throwing a football is sad. Not looking forward to life without an elite franchise QB at all.

  5. stellarperformance says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Yet, he insists he’s playing on Sunday. The guy is a beast.

    The best part? He’s still out-performing Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins

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    “The beast” 5-8-1 and his stats, out of playoffs

    Cousins 7-6-1 still in playoffs

  6. Nothing screams “washed out” like 23 TD passes. Just 2 years ago he threw 40. Last year, prior to his injury, he threw 13 in 5 games. It could be the case that the collarbone injuries have caused an issue- or maybe this year was a bad year for him. If he plays poorly in 2019, it’s not unreasonable to think that his skills are declining. I know a lot of people on PFT really want him to fail, which drives a lot of the comments here.

  7. Richard Nguyen says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:43 pm
    Old, washed up, injured, in decline.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZXXZZXXXXXXZZ

    He’s currently the sixth-rated QB in the league, as an injured walking-wounded. If that’s washed up, I’ll take washed up. Even in this maligned year he’s still better than Cousins.

  8. stellarperformance says:

    The best part? He’s still out-performing Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins.
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    As usual – you look at one number – yards. Yes, Rodgers has 61 more yards – who cares?

    Some people would consider things like wins, # of completions, completion percentage, number of 1st downs (remember those 2 yard bounce passes)…

    Maybe even the number of TD passes (Rodgers 23 – Cousins 26).

    Rodgers does lead in the number of times sacked – but is that a good thing?

    From your last post:

    “He’s currently the sixth-rated QB in the league…”

    Once again – you’re looking at yards – not QB RATING.

    Rodgers QB rating is 97.2.

    The following QB’s have a higher rating (minimum 200 attempts):

    Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Carson Wentz, Ryan Tannehill, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kirk Cousins, Jared Goff, Andrew Luck and Tom Brady.

    Instead of your misguided “top tier” ranking, in the real world, Rodgers is mid tier at best.

    Your claims are an insult to anyone that understands “ratings” or “statistics”.

  9. C says:
    December 20, 2018 at 9:23 am
    Overrated, cant play any worse: Total QBR 54.8, ENTIRE TEAM IS A FLAT TIRE
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    Jameis Winston’s QBR is 6th in the league at 72.6 with 14 TD’s/13 INT’s. Mitch Trubisky is right behind him at 7th.

  10. Oh, I forgot to mention that Rodgers is being paid $80 MILLION in the first 12 months of his deal for this 5 win season performance (YTD)…

    Kirk is only getting a fraction of $80 mil this year.

  11. frank booth says:

    Nothing screams “washed out” like 23 TD passes. Just 2 years ago he threw 40.
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    Frank

    Even you’re on words show that Rodgers is declining. 40 TD passes 2 years ago = 2.5 per game and was tops in the NFL.

    23 TD passes in 14 games = 1.6 per game and is in the middle of the “pack”…

    Mahomes already has 45 TD’s this year. Rodgers 23 is behind legendary passing QB’s such as Cam Newton, Deshaun Watson…

    Heck, some bum named Kirk Cousins has more TD passes than Aaron.

    Rodgers is tied with your QB, Mitch Trubisky though… That’s pretty impressive – not…

  12. At the pace Rodgers has been feeding footballs to the worms across NFL cities, he should change his name to McNabb.

  13. gtodriver says:
    December 20, 2018 at 9:35 am
    Your claims are an insult to anyone that understands “ratings” or “statistics”.
    SPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSPSP

    By whatever metric the NFL chooses to be the standard-bearer……Rodgers is ranked ahead of Cousins. Them, not me. Complain and whine to them.

    Place the same physical setbacks endured this season by Rodgers onto Cousins and see what you get. Wouldn’t be anywhere near as close as it is. He’d be DNF.

  14. Oh, I forgot to mention; the Cousins nickname “Guaranteed” has nothing to do with compensation. It’s in reference to the guarantee the Vikings afforded themselves for a trip to the SuperBowl by tweaking the quarterback position just a little bit.

  15. stellarperformance says:
    December 20, 2018 at 11:51 am

    By whatever metric the NFL chooses to be the standard-bearer……Rodgers is ranked ahead of Cousins. Them, not me. Complain and whine to them.
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    Wow. Just…wow.

    This is the kind of in-depth football analysis you get from stellar. Because nfl.com ranks players by passing yards, this is the only information stellar can use to judge a quarterback. Every single other stat is meaningless because nfl.com arbitrarily chose passing yards. You know you can sort by other categories, right?

    According to stellar, Drew Brees is only the 12th-ranked quarterback in the NFL. He leads the league in passer rating, is shattering the all-time record for completion percentage, has a 31:5 TD:INT ratio, and is the leading contender for MVP, but he isn’t as good as Derek Carr and Eli Manning because they have more yards than he does.

  16. The Packers have 40 million plus in cap space for 2019.

    Funny how Vikings fans spoke the same way about Favre that they do about Aaron before Brett fufilled their ultimate dream of having a Packer QB running their team for a couple years. Now Favre is a god to them.

    Brett Favre in 2018: “I am now, always have been, and always will be a Green Bay Packer”

    Poor Barneys

  17. A.R. is a total drama queen, he will play and run around like a gazelle, he and Roethlesberger always make their injuries seem very serious.

  18. freefromcommonsense says:

    Funny how Vikings fans spoke the same way about Favre that they do about Aaron…
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    I respected Favres toughness, his obvious love of the game and his disregard of personal stats in favor of winning.

    I’ve never said that about Rodgers.

  19. The older a person gets the harder it is to overcome injuries. Save yourself the agrivation. Rest up for next year.

  20. gtodriver says:
    December 20, 2018 at 10:57 am
    frank booth says:
    Nothing screams “washed out” like 23 TD passes. Just 2 years ago he threw 40.
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    Frank
    Even you’re on words show that Rodgers is declining. 40 TD passes 2 years ago = 2.5 per game and was tops in the NFL.
    23 TD passes in 14 games = 1.6 per game and is in the middle of the “pack”…
    Mahomes already has 45 TD’s this year. Rodgers 23 is behind legendary passing QB’s such as Cam Newton, Deshaun Watson…
    Heck, some bum named Kirk Cousins has more TD passes than Aaron.
    Rodgers is tied with your QB, Mitch Trubisky though… That’s pretty impressive – not
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    No. For starters, you’re basing his “decline” on his second highest TD total, which is the wrong way to go about it. However, he is below his average TD output this year. Prior to his injury last year, in 5 games he was throwing TD passes at a clip of 2.6 per game. His career average is about 2.2. Of course, without the other 11 games, there is no way of knowing if that would have increased, decreased, or stayed the same. It’s too early to tell if this year is a statistical anomaly or a trend. His lower completion percentage could be considered a concern, which is obviously a partial product of his record throwaways. It was known that there was a concern with the loss of Jordy Nelson, his most trusted receiver, and a lack of connection with the younger, less experienced receivers outside of Adams. Injuries may have been a factor as well, as well as the discord with McCarthy. And the possibility of course exists that his skills are eroding. Any and all of those variables are in play.

    For comparison sake, at age 34, Tom Brady threw 39 TD passes at a comp % of 66%. The following 2 years were 34 at 63%, and then 25 at 61%. By all appearances, a decline. In the two subsequent seasons from there, he threw for 33 and 36 TD’s, at a clip of just over 64%. It’s too early to statistically determine if there is a trend or not in regards to Rodgers, and last years injury-shortened season is just a cloud in the assessment.

  21. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    December 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm
    According to stellar, Drew Brees is only the 12th-ranked quarterback in the NFL. He leads the league in passer rating, is shattering the all-time record for completion percentage, has a 31:5 TD:INT ratio, and is the leading contender for MVP, but he isn’t as good as Derek Carr and Eli Manning because they have more yards than he does.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    According to me? I just went to the official NFL website, looked up passers, saw the column they’ve been selecting for eternity which ranks quarterbacks, and found Rodgers at #6, ahead of Cousins.

    I think that’s pretty good considering all the injury baggage he’s been dragging with him this year. Cousins couldn’t do it.

  22. freefromwhatyouare says:
    December 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    The Packers have 40 million plus in cap space for 2019.

    Funny how Vikings fans spoke the same way about Favre that they do about Aaron before Brett fufilled their ultimate dream of having a Packer QB running their team for a couple years. Now Favre is a god to them.
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    The only grief that Viking fans gave Favre was due to the fact he was a Packer. There was always respect between Favre and Viking fans because we appreciated the competitive fire and toughness he brought to the game. He was no god but he was a great football player who just happened to play QB and had fun doing it. We have zero respect for the diva in place now. He certainly doesn’t care much about anything other than himself. We are laughing at his decline.

  23. Borrowed, and true.

    The Rodgers contract did two things: It created cost certainty for the Packers’ salary cap situation, and it makes Rodgers a very rich man. The dollar value is notable, but there are no opt-outs, nothing tied to a percentage of the salary cap, and nothing that adjusts the contract if he’s not the highest-paid quarterback, all of which had been speculated by the media in recent weeks. As far as the structure goes, this one won’t break the mold. Rodgers said his goal for the deal was to make both sides happy, and it accomplishes that. Rodgers will make more money from the sport of football than any player ever, and the Packers didn’t have to fundamentally change the sport to do it.

    The lesson learned is the same lesson learned over the summer when Ryan signed his deal, in the spring when Kirk Cousins signed his deal, or when Matthew Stafford signed his deal last summer. There is no quarterback bubble; the price for a quarterback is not flattening or falling. Rodgers’s eye-popping salary number, like all quarterback numbers, will look normal within a few years or sooner as the salary cap continues to rise by around $10 million each season. There are two NFLs: quarterbacks and the rest of the league. It’s not a problem for the Packers.

  24. I agree that Cousins in not a great QB, but if gb fans want to try and say Rodgers is still great why use Cousins as the measuring stick? Perhaps because the top tier QBs are playing better and doing this thing called winning game, which I believe is kind of important. Yards are a very arbitrary stat, Adrian Peterson ran for more yards than LaDanian or Barry Sanders ever did in a single season, but they were more complete backs in my opinion. Winning teams often aren’t throwing the ball as much as they have the lead, therefore less need to play catch up by throwing.

  25. freefromwhatyouare says:
    December 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    The Packers have 40 million plus in cap space for 2019.

    Funny how Vikings fans spoke the same way about Favre that they do about Aaron before Brett fufilled their ultimate dream of having a Packer QB running their team for a couple years. Now Favre is a god to them.

    Brett Favre in 2018: “I am now, always have been, and always will be a Green Bay Packer

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    But go ahead and put a Viking jersey in my HOF trophy case

  26. Liberalsruineverything says:
    December 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    freefromwhatyouare says:
    December 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    The Packers have 40 million plus in cap space for 2019.

    Funny how Vikings fans spoke the same way about Favre that they do about Aaron before Brett fufilled their ultimate dream of having a Packer QB running their team for a couple years. Now Favre is a god to them.
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    The only grief that Viking fans gave Favre was due to the fact he was a Packer. There was always respect between Favre and Viking fans because we appreciated the competitive fire and toughness he brought to the game.
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    Not quite.
    I went to a lot of those games Favre started in Minnesota and the majority of fans would scream the most God awful things about Favre.
    The amount of vitriol I encountered there concerning Favre was about the worst I’ve seen anywhere.

    Most of it involved the amount of interceptions he threw, questioning his sexuality, as well as his relationships with small children ( T-shirts were sold. ) they ridiculed him for padding his regular season stats, while struggling in postseason and accused him for putting personal goals ahead of the team for playing hurt.
    Any of this sound familiar?
    Nice try at your attempt to rewrite history, though

  27. Non-Packer fans, haters in-particular, have very selective memories when it comes to the very significant injuries Rodgers tried to play through this year.

    Still recovering from major surgery to his throwing shoulder, which limited his practice time. Major knee injury requiring a brace and limited his practice time. A recent groin pull from trying to do too much.

    His numbers weren’t as good this year BY HIS STANDARDS, but still very good by most…….as good or better than Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins.

    By the way, Cousins’ nickname is not about compensation. It’s about the guaranteed SuperBowl appearance the Vikings thought they purchased.

  28. Players don’t decide what goes into their display in the Hall-of-Fame. The curators decide that. It’s somewhat the same in baseball, but sometimes the players are consulted, but the senior staff ultimately make the decision. Gary Carter, for example, was upset that his plaque had an Expos cap rather than a Mets cap.

  29. cellarperformance says:

    Rodgers’s eye-popping salary number, like all quarterback numbers, will look normal within a few years or sooner as the salary cap continues to rise by around $10 million each season.
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    I doubt very much that any QB will get $80 MILLION for one season in the next few years. Especially for one that is damaged goods.

    “Still recovering from major surgery to his throwing shoulder, which limited his practice time.”

    You told us before the season started that Rodgers shoulder was fine. Now you say he’s still recovering. Which is it?

    And if he’s still recovering, why the rush to make Rodgers the highest paid player in NFL history BEFORE you knew he was 100% healthy?

    “Major knee injury requiring a brace and limited his practice time.”

    He missed less than 10 minutes of playing time – the day of the injury. If it was a “MAJOR” injury, the Packers medical staff would not have let him back in the game.

    “A recent groin pull from trying to do too much.”

    Too much what?

    Probably from all those Packer dollars he’s carrying around…

  30. kapptocousins says:
    December 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    freefromwhatyouare says:
    December 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Brett Favre in 2018: “I am now, always have been, and always will be a Green Bay Packer

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    But go ahead and put a Viking jersey in my HOF trophy case
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    skoLOL!
    I’m sorry, but whenever you put the words Viking and trophy case in the same sentence, I find it difficult to stifle my laughter.

  31. By the way, Cousins’ nickname is not about compensation. It’s about the guaranteed SuperBowl appearance the Vikings thought they purchased.

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    Using that logic then wouldn’t Jimmy Graham (the missing piece) and Aaron Rodgers (highest paid player in the league) who were both signed carry the same nickname.

  32. RMoss84HOF says:
    December 21, 2018 at 2:36 am
    Using that logic then wouldn’t Jimmy Graham (the missing piece) and Aaron Rodgers (highest paid player in the league) who were both signed carry the same nickname.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Actually, I was using the logic provided by Viking trolls all season; the Vikings only needed one small tweak to guarantee a SuperBowl appearance, and the Packers were in the midst of a “maybe next year” ground-zero rebuild.

    Very different expectations.

  33. I went to a lot of those games Favre started in Minnesota and the majority of fans would scream the most God awful things about Favre.
    The amount of vitriol I encountered there concerning Favre was about the worst I’ve seen anywhere.

    Most of it involved the amount of interceptions he threw, questioning his sexuality, as well as his relationships with small children ( T-shirts were sold. ) they ridiculed him for padding his regular season stats, while struggling in postseason and accused him for putting personal goals ahead of the team for playing hurt.
    Any of this sound familiar?

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    That sounds really really really awful but, hey, at least they did not burn his jersey in effigy. LOL! Right???

  34. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm
    That sounds really really really awful but, hey, at least they did not burn his jersey in effigy. LOL! Right???
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Both of those guys said they regretted doing it.

  35. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 21, 2018 at 6:34 pm
    have you searched ‘burn favre jersey’? It goes to page 3 in the videos vertical before you get anything but a Packer fan burning his jersey on youtube. LOL
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    ……haven’t gotten that far. I’m still on “ burn Peterson jersey,” and “burn Moss jersey.”

  36. Actually, I was using the logic provided by Viking trolls all season; the Vikings only needed one small tweak to guarantee a SuperBowl appearance, and the Packers were in the midst of a “maybe next year” ground-zero rebuild.
    Very different expectations.

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    Wait what do you mean different expectations. Despite your unsubstantiated claims that the Vikings fans were tossing out guarantees of a SB, you claimed several times the packers were the team to beat. Well they got beat into either 3rd or last place for the year – what an epic failure that is. I would worry more about fixing that then trying to take shots at other teams. Your obsession with Kirk is getting old.

  37. How badly does one need to pick unnecessary fights than to drag up a self-serving, pointless whine about Favre’s jersey? That’s just pathetic.

  38. How badly does one need to pick unnecessary fights than to drag up a self-serving, pointless whine about Favre’s jersey? That’s just pathetic.
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    Do you mean my REPLY to the comment about how bad the Viking fans treat Rodgers? Careful, your Packer fan Can dish it out but can’t take it attribute is showin

  39. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 22, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    Do you mean my REPLY to the comment about how bad the Viking fans treat Rodgers? Careful, your Packer fan Can dish it out but can’t take it attribute is showin
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    No, I do not mean your reply. I mean your additional and proactive recent posts on other threads also bringing up one of your favorite fight-picking taunts…….the Favre Jersey. You don’t have many arrows in your quiver. You need the old stuff to help pick your fights.

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