The biggest topic for discussion so far this year in Packers football has been Aaron Rodgers’s injury, and whether or not he will return to the field of play this year. He broke his clavicle collarbone in the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15th, and he has not appeared in a game since then. His first comment was that:
- “First of all, I want to be healthy. That’s the most important thing. But if we’re healthy in eight weeks and it would make sense to come back then I’m going to come back,” Rodgers said.
Will Rodgers Return?
We want what is best for Rodgers, but we also want what is best for the Green Bay Packers, and we’d be kidding ourselves to say that the team’s been doing okay without him because they haven’t. When questioned about the extent of the injury and what exactly he’s doing about it so he can still be a part of NFL football, Rodgers said that:
- “It’s healing. I’m on the IR so it’s at least eight weeks and at that point it’s has the bone healed properly or not and we’ll make a decision when we get there. I spent the first three days after the injury doing a lot of research, not only on where I wanted to get the surgery but on remedies to increase healing. Talked to people during that time. Obviously a lot of down time now, a lot of rabbit holes to go down as far as alternative ways of increasing that time that are obviously natural and legal and safe. But ultimately it comes down to blood flow to that area and how fast it lays down to the bone there.”
We can see from his own statements that he is spending a lot of time and committing a lot of effort to trying to heal up and get better, and we are very thankful for that. We are thankful he’s been working so hard to patch himself up so he can potentially get back out there and finish the season.
This injury had us all shellshocked, seeing Rodgers go down like that and then watching the rest of the team struggle in most of the games since then. Brett Hundley has been trying to do his best to be a good backup quarterback for the team, but he’s no Rodgers, that’s for sure. All of our fingers are crossed now to see exactly where the future will be for this season with Rodgers seeming to be down for the count for a good while at least.
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It is the personal belief of this writer that it is unlikely that the Packers quarterback will return to the field of the Green Bay Packers this season. As much as we all want him to and as much as he is trying to do so, it is unlikely he will risk further injury just to play in the last couple games of the season. There are only six games left in the regular season, and Rodgers would have to do a lot of healing in a very short amount of time for us to see him back on the field once again.
Better yet, I think let him heal, let him take really great care of himself with lots of healing methods, and have him back in action next year. Do not forget that he broke the collarbone on his throwing shoulder, so this will take some time to get back up to par. It is better to let him really take care of that injury the right way and hit it hard next season!