Packers QB Aaron Rodgers officially placed on injured reserve
The Green Bay Packers’ season has taken a turn for the worst. Perennial Pro Bowler Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone which required surgery resulting in the superstar likely being done for the for rest of the 2017 NFL campaign.
According to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, Rodgers has been placed on the team’s injured reserve.
The Packers officially placed Rodgers on injured reserve today. That means he will be ineligible to play for eight weeks and couldn’t play again until Week 15 at the earliest.
With Rodgers on the mend, the Packers will to turn to Brett Hundley to shoulder the load the rest of the way. Rodgers hasn’t been ruled out for the entire season, but the team may be moving forward without the expectation of having their face of the franchise back under center this year.
The Packers are currently in first place in the NFC North division with a 4-2 record. That could soon change if Hundley doesn’t prove to be a formidable backup to arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today.
In five games this season, Rodgers threw for 1,385 yards, 13 touchdowns, and three interceptions. After an incredible come-from-behind performance against the Dallas Cowboys, Rodgers appeared to be hitting his stride while making a strong case for another NFL MVP award. Now Hundley will attempt to fill his shoes in Green Bay in an effort to keep the Packers in the playoff picture.