The Green Bay Packers are struggling and have a lot of issues on offense due to the injury problems of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. As any sport fan knows, Rodgers was injured in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears. He was sacked on a third-down play in the first quarter and as he was going to the ground, he landed on his left shoulder and was driven down hard enough to break his collarbone. It was a small break on his non-throwing side, but he was expected to be out 4-6 weeks. However, Rodgers sees his return coming much earlier than that.
Rodgers told reporters that he feels better and if he were cleared to play this week against the New York Giants, he’d play. However, head coach Mike McCarthy has ruled out the chance of his return this week, but don’t put it past the team doctors to clear him for Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings.
It is clear that Rodgers is itching to get back on the field to try to end this recent skid the Packers are on. Many people will question how quickly Rodgers may return and some will throw out the notion that he is rushing back to try and save the season. I don’t believe that is the case.
Only Rodgers knows how he feels and if the x-ray next week shows that his bone is healed, he’ll push to get back. I have no problem with him trying to get back on the field quickly. He has always been a competitor and sitting on the sideline with a headset on is not what he signed up for.
Hopefully the Packers can put together a good performance this week in New York and pull out a tough road victory. Regardless if they win or lose this week, don’t automatically rule out Rodgers changing that 4-6 week prediction and making it a 1-2 week absence.