Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers addresses the foot injury in a post-game press conference. He endured the injury early in Sunday’s game. Rodgers suffered a disappointing loss to the Minnesota Vikings within the last seconds of the game, 34-31. Early in the game, Rodgers actually left the field before halftime was over to get checked out in the locker room.
Rodgers originally was prepared to get the ball back. However, when they did, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur sent in backup quarterback Jordan Love to take the final snap. While he addressed the issue in his post-game press conference, he did not go into specifics about his toe. This became an issue during his COVID-19 quarantine earlier this month, per ESPN.
From @GMFB: #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will limp around another week on that significant toe injury, while the team appears to have lost talented OL Elgton Jenkins for the season. pic.twitter.com/1W98feYNM7
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Rodgers Ducks and Dodges Questions
Rodgers having media experience would not allow any details out to any reporter when asked about his injured toe. He emphasized that it’s “a little worse than turf toe.” He believes the bye week will help give him time off his feet which will help him heal. However, until then, he doesn’t believe it’s going to get any better without rest, which requires him to stay off his feet. The Packers have one more key match up that will help shape the NFC playoff picture against the Los Angeles Rams before their bye week.
“I’m just going to have to get to the bye and hope I can get some healing over the bye week,” Rodgers said. “Probably the same schedule next week. Was in a lot of pain. Went in at halftime early to get it checked out. It’s very, very painful. Got stepped on the first half, and that kind of activated all the symptoms I was having. It’s going to be another painful week and next week, and then hopefully start to feel a little better on the bye.”
Green Bay Packers Plan around Rodger’s Toe Injury
Most likely, Rodgers will not participate in practice as much this week. Last week, he was limited and only appeared in his practice Friday. One may understand, how this could have affected his production Sunday and caused a slow start. Nonetheless, Rodgers was still able to throw for 385 yards and four touchdowns. This included his 75-yard bomb to Marquez Valdes-Scanting which tied the game with two minutes left in the game.
Aaron Rodgers answers right back with a 75 yard TD 🔥 #GoPackGo #Skol pic.twitter.com/FoVyyVpGLy
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“I thought in the second half we finally started to get into a better rhythm,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. “We started to be a little bit more aggressive, and our execution was on point. There was a lot of good within the game. Certainly, we’d like to finish a couple of those drives a little bit better.”
“Our defense has been playing so well, some days have to outscore teams that get hot on offense,” Rodgers said. “We had an opportunity to score 40 points today, and when you’re playing an offense that’s hot, that has a hot quarterback, and stud receivers and a stud back, you gotta keep scoring.