Green Back Packers Pro Bowl quarterback and former league MVP Aaron Rodgers is questionable to return to game action after a tackle by Minnesota Vikings linebacker sent him to the locker room. The play in question happened during the first quarter with Rodgers rolling out of the pocket to his right with Barr pressuring him. As Rodgers released the ball, Barr landed a hit that caused Rodgers to land awkwardly on his throwing shoulder.
Rodgers could be seen voicing his displeasure at the hit, and he was carted off the field immediately back to the Packers’ locker room.
Aaron Rodgers has a right shoulder injury, his return is questionable. #GBvsMIN— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 15, 2017
There was heavy speculation that Rodgers has a separated shoulder or possibly a broken collarbone, but presumably pending an MRI, the Packers are officially calling it a “right shoulder injury.”
This is the first time that Aaron Rodgers has missed a snap during the first three quarters of a game since 2014... https://t.co/c2NGkdczLz— Tristan H. Cockcroft (@SultanofStat) October 15, 2017
Per ESPN’s Tristan H. Cockcroft, Sunday marked the first time Rodgers has missed a snap during the first three quarters of a game since the 2014 season. The immediate results didn’t look particularly impressive with another QB under center.
Upon Rodgers’ exit, backup signal-caller Brett Hundley promptly threw an interception to Vikings’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes, which led to a Vikings touchdown drive.
Meanwhile, Packers fans, and those who appreciate good quarterback play, in general, held their collective breath. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was one of the first to send Rodgers well wishes.
Damn I hope @AaronRodgers12 is ok! The league is better when he’s healthy. Praying for you.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) October 15, 2017
Jay Glazer reporting that the #Packers fear that Aaron Rodgers has broken his collarbone. Nothing confirmed yet but that is the fear— Jeff Mans (@Jeff_Mans) October 15, 2017
Praying for you brother hope it’s nothing serious @AaronRodgers12— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) October 15, 2017
Packers fans right now after Aaron Rodgers goes down. pic.twitter.com/HyiOeYKMje— NFL MEMES (@NFLMemes4You) October 15, 2017
My mood when Aaron Rodgers might be hurt pic.twitter.com/sVT9qL4Rzm— C² (@CarleyChurches) October 15, 2017
The Green Bay Packers are about to show you why Aaron Rodgers is clearly the most valuable player of the league.— James Alexander (@ScriptsByJames) October 15, 2017
The Packers are scheduled to take on the New Orleans Saints next Sunday at Lambeau Field, and it appears the team will be without Rodgers for remainder of the 2017 campaign after it's revealed that the star quarterback suffered a broken collarbone.