Report: Aaron Rodgers has ‘chance’ to return late in season
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, and the best he can hope for is a return later in the season if the injury heals the way it did the first time he sustained it.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted on Monday that Rodgers will have a chance to get back on the field in 2017 depending on how doctors want him to proceed.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will have tests to determine the next course of action. Chance he returns late, but just a chance.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2017
Packers fans have some reason to remain optimistic. Rodgers broke his collarbone in Week 8 back in 2013, and he ended up being able to play by Week 17. If the injuries are similar, that means the 33-year-old could be back in time for the stretch run and potentially the playoffs.
Rodgers left the field on a cart after taking a brutal hit from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. Green Bay will have a difficult time remaining in the playoff hunt without him, and there’s a chance the broken collarbone he suffered this time is more severe than in 2013. The Packers should know more in the coming days.