In a shocker of an injury, Aaron Rodgers has broken his collarbone and could now miss the rest of the season, the Green Bay Packers confirmed.
Rodgers was taken off to the sideline on a cart early in the first quarter during Sunday’s match up with the Vikings after taking a hard hit on the Packers’ second possession. Rodgers was then later ruled out for the rest of the 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
The star quarter-back was smashed by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr after he had launched the ball on second-and-9. It appeared that Barr hit Rodgers on the left shoulder with his helmet, and as Rodgers tried to brace his fall with his right (throwing) arm he landed hard. Rodgers then lay on the ground for more than a minute before slowly sitting upright.
After initially being taken to the sideline medical tent, he was then put on a cart and taken to the locker room. QB Brett Hundley replaced him at quarterback and threw three interceptions. He finished with 157 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-33 passing.
Rodgers, who has been fantastic this season, missed seven games in 2013 with a broken left collarbone.
The two-time MVP had up till now been having one of his best seasons, and had led Green Bay to a 4-1 record (4-2 after Sunday) despite playing behind a makeshift offensive line.