Packers: Aaron Rodgers injury will be issue for ‘remainder of the season’

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers‘ bye week might have helped Aaron Rodgers’ injury as he was able to rest, but it could be something he’s playing through for the rest of the year.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the injury is “expected to last for the remainder of the season”.

Schefter noted that surgery hasn’t been an option as it “required a pin be placed in the toe”, and Rodgers would be unable to play through that.

Rodgers has made it clear during his appearances on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ that he doesn’t consider missing games an option. He intends to play each week despite the pain of the injury.

The benefit of the bye week is that Rodgers hasn’t played for two weeks, and he also hasn’t taken many reps at practice, allowing for his toe to rest and recover.

Rodgers was a limited participant at practice on Friday, according to the Packers’ injury report. That’s a positive sign as he had been unable to practice all week before the game against the Los Angeles Rams a couple of weeks ago.

Up to this point, the toe injury hasn’t appeared to have bothered Rodgers enough to impact his performance. While he’s likely playing through pain, he’s still been highly accurate and shown he’s able (and willing) to scramble when necessary.

Rodgers’ toughness can’t be questioned. He’s played through calf injuries, a significant knee injury, and now this. He knows this team can make a serious run at the Super Bowl this season and he’s unwilling to miss time. And he deserves a lot of credit for that.

Even if Rodgers is playing through this injury for the rest of the season, hopefully the Packers’ bye week has helped in his recovery. We’ll see how he looks coming off the bye tonight against the Chicago Bears.