Last Sunday, Oct 15, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, took a hit from Minnesota Vikings linebacker, Anthony Barr. Rodgers fell on his right shoulder and put his head on the ground after Barr got up.
Rodgers had an on-field evaluation before being taken off the field for further evaluation. It was later announced that his right collarbone was broken and may miss the rest of the season.
In the end, Green Bay lost to Minnesota with a final score of 10 to 23.
This is not the first time Aaron Rodgers has broken a collarbone. Back in 2013, during week nine, against the Chicago Bears, he broke his left collarbone. He was out for seven games, of which the Packers lost five, before returning for the last regular season game. This was the only time since 2008 he had missed more than one game a season.
Since Rodger’s right collarbone is injured and he throws with his right arm, he is expected to be out for a while and the Packers are preparing for the rest of the season.
The Packers coach, Mike McCarthy, revealed yesterday that this time, Rodgers would be having surgery to fix his collarbone and while he is out, they will have the Packers backup quarterback, Brett Hundley, start.
McCarthy was asked if the Packers were possibly going to bring a veteran quarterback to which he replied there was a lot of time put into Hundley and are committed to what they are doing. Edgar Bennett, the Packers offensive coordinator, seems optimistic about Hundley, praising his football abilities.
Green Bay tweeted that the team is practicing extra hard, since Rodgers is out, for their next game, Oct. 22, against the New Orleans Saints.
Without Aaron Rodgers, #Packers players focus on doing their job – nothing more, nothing less.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 17, 2017