Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expected to miss some time as a result of the shoulder injury he suffered when he was sacked in the first quarter on Monday night. On Tuesday, a source reportedly told ESPN’s Ed Werder that the extent of Rodgers’ injury “doesn’t look good.”
Chicago Bears sideline reporter Zach Zaidman first reported during the third quarter that Rodgers had fractured his collarbone.
Adam Schefter later added that initial tests showed a small fracture in Rodgers’ collarbone that could cause Rodgers to miss around three weeks. Rodgers is scheduled to undergo more tests on Tuesday, as there was too much swelling in the area on Monday to perform an MRI.
Since the injury appeared to be to Rodgers’ non-throwing shoulder, we knew it had to have been something serious when he was ruled out for the game. Obviously, the loss comes at a horrible time for the Packers. They are now in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC North with the Bears and Detroit Lions. Jay Cutler could return as early as next week, so Chicago should soon receive a boost. Detroit came away with a huge win over the Dallas Cowboys before their bye.
There has already been speculation that Green Bay could look to sign Matt Flynn, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday. Either way, Packers fans can’t feel good about their chances over the next three weeks with the prospect of guys like Seneca Wallace and Flynn under center. If Rodgers misses more than three weeks, Green Bay could fall out of the playoff hunt.Google+