There was a report brewing early Sunday morning that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could very well miss the rest of the season, especially if he is unable to play and the team falls to the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 8. As of right now, Packers’ fans shouldn’t worry as Rodgers’ season is far from over.
“‘I’ll be back and ready to go Sunday’ Aaron Rodgers told me while watching #Clippers #Pacers #NFL #Packers fans rejoice! Says he feels good,” tweeted Fox Sports’ Kyle Montgomery.
Rodgers made it very clear last week on his radio program that being shut down for the year isn’t an option. He’s a competitor who plans to do whatever it takes to get Green Bay to the playoffs. In fact, he won’t stop until the Packers are mathematically eliminated.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is the one who broke the story on Sunday. He was told by a source close to the team that Rodgers would “be lucky” to play against the Falcons this upcoming Sunday. However, Rodgers had stated before and after the Detroit Lions game that he fully intends to be in uniform to take on Atlanta.
Green Bay is still very much in playoff contention, especially after the Chicago Bears lost to the Minnesota Vikings. With that being said, the Packers will still need to get help from other teams in order to catch the Lions by Week 17.
The good news is if Rodgers does play in the four remaining games this season, it should motivate the rest of the team to work hard and put together a magical run similar to what Green Bay did in 2010 on their way to a win in Super Bowl XLV.