Rodgers Exits Eagles Game Early Due to Injury

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 2017
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 2017. Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9010037ah)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to exit from his team’s 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles early after picking up a rib injury.

After leading a drive that led to a field goal during the third quarter of the game, Rodgers appeared to be in some discomfort. He then jogged off the field and was escorted to the team locker room by the Packers’ medical staff.

Rodgers was X-rayed shortly after the Packers’ loss on Sunday, however, the medical staff stated that it was difficult to tell in the X-rays if he had suffered any fractured ribs. The X-rays did confirm, however, that Rodgers did not have a punctured lung.

The quarterback later revealed that two plays caused his discomfort. The first one in the second quarter saw Rodgers get hit and land awkwardly while the second saw him get sacked by both Haason Reddick and Brandon Graham.

“I knew that he was in a lot of pain,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur revealed. This is one of the toughest dudes that I’ve ever been around, so I don’t ever for one second question his toughness, his desire to be out there, his desire to compete. Matter of fact, he apologized to me and I’m like, ‘Don’t ever apologize to me.’ Like, I’ll never question that.”