Aaron Rodgers Suffers Shoulder Injury; Packers’ Run Game Has Tall Task
The Green Bay Packers are in a tough spot. Aaron Rodgers left Monday night’s affair with the Chicago Bears with what many are calling a left collarbone injury and the quarterback would not return. Rodgers has been a staple of consistency for the Packers ever since taking over for Brett Favre in 2008 — Rodgers has only missed two games in his six-year stint as Green Bay’s starter.
Therefore, the Packers are in rather rare territory as Seneca Wallace takes Rodgers’ spot despite being signed by the team a little over two months ago. With Wallace’s inability to conduct the offense as well as Rodgers; Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will be forced to run the ball and hide some of Wallace’s inefficiencies in the process. This means that rookie back Eddie Lacy‘s role will increase as he emerges as the team’s lone bright spot on offense.
It’s unclear just how long Rodgers is going to be out of the picture, but as long as No. 12 is on the sideline look for the Green Bay offense to seemingly revolve around the run. Sure, it may sound funny, yet it’s the truth. Not to mention, James Starks also has turned it on of late and he will have a big hand in keeping the Packers above water as his speed should keep defenses guessing given Lacy’s contrasting style of hard running.
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