By: Kevin Gray
A loud and continuous groan was heard throughout Green Bay this afternoon (October 15) as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodger was seen squirming in pain after a hit from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in the first quarter of Sunday’s 23-10 loss at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The hit, which some say may have been a bit late and should have been flagged, sidelined the great quarterback for what may turn out to be the rest of the NFL season. Rodgers has been diagnosed with a broken collarbone, an injury he also suffered in 2013.
When Rodgers broke his collarbone in 2013, it was on his left side. The injury healed in time for him to return in the season finale against the Chicago Bears and lead the Packers to the playoffs. This time the break is on his right side, which is his throwing arm. This is why the team fears he may not be able to return this season.
For now, the Packers hope rest on the shoulders of Brett Hundley who, like most Green Bay backup quarterbacks in the last 25-plus years, has never started a game. In fact, in his three years of being an NFL pro, he has only played in two games (against Chicago for a series on 9/28 and today), and has completed only four passes on twelve attempts, although to his credit one of those completions was for a touchdown.