Aaron Rodgers hoping to avoid toe surgery, but will make a decision early next week

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still contemplating whether or not to get surgery to repair his fractured toe.

A Monday report from NFL Media stressed that Rodgers had decided not to undergo surgery “at this time,” meaning the quarterback could change his mind if the toe did not improve on its own with rest and treatment.

Green Bay has its bye this week.

During his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers detailed where he is in the decision-making process.

“As compared this Monday to last Monday, I definitely felt better — same with this Tuesday to last Tuesday. So I’ll just keep getting treatment. We’re hoping to avoid surgery, obviously, but the surgery would be such a minor one it wouldn’t be something that I’d have to miss time with. That’s a prerequisite for any surgery that I have at this point — I’m not going to miss any time. So we’ll re-assess early next week and make a decision. But it’s not something where [I’d miss time]. I could have surgery on a Monday or Tuesday and play on Sunday.”

The issue with undergoing surgery, Rodgers said, is that the toe would be immobilized, which would create a further issue for the rest of the season.

“Now it would avoid any further displacement, but it would immobilize the toe,” Rodgers said. “So, we’re hoping that with a couple weeks here, we can get enough healing that maybe we can avoid doing that.

“Now, we’ll re-assess probably later this week and early next week. But the ultimate goal [is] to not have to do surgery. This thing heals up a little bit better and kind of make it through a few more weeks and maybe it doesn’t bother you the last few weeks of the season.”

The Packers will come off their bye to play the Bears on Sunday Night Football in Week 14.

29 responses to “Aaron Rodgers hoping to avoid toe surgery, but will make a decision early next week

  1. This ‘I will, I won’t’ game is starting to sound like a broken record, a lot like when Favre was deciding whether he wanted to retire or not. Let us know after Rodger’s has made that decision for sure. In the meantime he would probably appreciate it greatly if all opposing defenses would avoid further injuring his bad toe by not stepping on or kicking it.

  2. Does Aaron know every single ingredient of every single thing that they would use in surgery? Is he aware if he has any allergies to them? This is important info that he definitely needs to do the research on before making a very personal decision on.

  3. What is he going to do when the football world isn’t waiting on his every thought, word and wish ?!

  4. If people are growing tired of the dozens of Aaron Rodgers articles chronicling his trials with his broken toe or Covid issues they could probably just complain directly to the purveyors of this site.

    Perhaps then they would move on to more pressing issues like: why the league, the Vikings and their fan base seem to have no problem with the fact that Dalvin Cook has a significant history of battering women?

  5. Looking forward to the Cowboy’s stepping all over that toe during the NFC championship game.

  6. So let’s be real here. If he is saying he could have it on a Monday or Tuesday, and still play Sunday, why risk it during a week where you have to prepare for a game? Why not have the surgery set up for today or tomorrow because you are in a bye week? He hasn’t been practicing so he would have the extra time to rest. Either Rodgers is doing this to mess with the media and fans/anti-fans, or he is not making good choices that give his team the opportunity to win.

  7. It is bizarre to me the pile of people just yearning to be ‘triggered’ by purposeful misquoting/quote mining, over-covering, and downright ignorance of a person.

    How anyone can arrive a most of the conclusions based on listening to an actual interview with Rodgers is beyond me. But that requires 45 minutes of attention and why do that when you can let someone with an agenda and a financial stake in stirring up “controversy” break it down to a 30 second article that you also didn’t read?

    Rodgers isn’t perfect and no one is. And he has and continues to make some weird decisions. But about 90% of the backlash/”hate” for him comes from some image of that each person has assembled in their brain about what kind of guy he is and what his motivations are… it’s really interesting to observe. There’s NFL players who have murdered people and some that have assaulted women (physically and/or sexually) that get less backlash than Rodgers does when he decides not to have really minor toe surgery. Get a grip, folks.

  8. raven245680 says:
    November 30, 2021 at 4:24 pm
    So let’s be real here. If he is saying he could have it on a Monday or Tuesday, and still play Sunday, why risk it during a week where you have to prepare for a game? Why not have the surgery set up for today or tomorrow because you are in a bye week? He hasn’t been practicing so he would have the extra time to rest. Either Rodgers is doing this to mess with the media and fans/anti-fans, or he is not making good choices that give his team the opportunity to win.
    ———————————–

    Let’s be real here. You wouldn’t know about the injury if it was Tom Brady because they usually play it pretty fast and loose with that kind of stuff for him. Rodgers is about as open as an NFL player is and in a lot of cases that bothers some of the older generation… for reason’s I’ll never understand. We get it, you’re old.
    His toe is trending towards better, so why “mess with it” when it now has two additional weeks of light duty in which to recover? Whatever they’d do with the toe resulting in it being immobile could interfere with his ability to slip away from defenders or take a bit away from some of that scrambling speed/agility he has. He isn’t doing anything to “mess with fans”… I think this is common for people who really think fans mean more to players than they really do. Rodgers doesn’t care about what you or anyone else thinks of his medical decisions and neither does anyone else playing in the NFL. Everyone drops in here wanting to hate what the “diva” says and wow, would you imagine that? You do just that because being pragmatic is hard, isn’t it?

  9. LEAVE aaron ALONE, all you meanies.

    Laughing at people complaining about too many aaron articles on the site and being click bait. Meanwhile, they click on them to comment about people clicking on them.

    Some packer fans just being packer fans

  10. It’s crazy how much attention his little toe gets. Twice as much as Everson Griffen gets for being a psychopath and five times as much as Dalvin gets for beating a veteran woman within an inch of her life.

    That’s PFT.

  11. Somebody needs to head slap this tool and straighten him out. What’s next – Rex Ryan and Aaron Rodgers in a Dr. Scholl’s commercial???

  12. fool got scared out of the vax and caught covid toe. im trple vaxed and my toes have never been better.

  13. I don’t have any quarrel with Rodgers, however, no surgeon is going to do even minor surgery on his 5th toe and tell him to go play pro football 5-6 days later. They will tape the 5th toe to the 4th toe, inject local anesthetic, and do the surgery after the season, period.

  14. Parcells always had a rule that players NEVER should talk to anyone outside the organization about injuries. He considered that players only talk about their injuries….to provide an excuse for poor play…..or an excuse for future bad play.

    In either case, players only talk about their injuries to help themselves…..and it hurts the team.

    Rodgers is, of course, NOT a team player.

  15. All the drama, covid, toegate, etc . . . and he’s still got the Packers way out in front of our Vikings. Go figure . . .

  16. After all the miracle wins I have given my fans, it’s sad I am now subjected to name calling by some of them. Hope they don’t crucify me when I lose.

  17. Complete and total fabrication to distract from the REAL toe issue in Green Bay;

    Crosby

  18. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

    Please chop off my little toe

    When it hollers, let it go

    I’ve got some games to win, you know

  19. He’s lining up excuses for his annual playoff loss! What’s next, a deviated septum?!

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