Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed that he fractured his collarbone in Monday night's loss to the Chicago Bears. He has offered no timetable for a return, despite an earlier report saying he will miss about three weeks.
Speaking with ESPN's Jason Wilde, Rodgers says that it's a difficult kind of injury with no specific rehab, and he is not sure when he will be able to return. He's going in for more tests on Tuesday.
Rodgers confirms he has a fractured collarbone. Says it's a "difficult injury because there's not a specific type of rehab you can do."— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) November 5, 2013
Rodgers: "I've been a quick healer in the past and am hopeful this will be on the short end of whatever prognosis comes up."— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) November 5, 2013
Rodgers suffered the injury on the opening drive of Monday's game. He was hoping to make a return to the game, but came back out on the field in street clothes in the second half. Rodgers got emotional describing the injury and his absence from the game.
Rodgers choked up talking about walking back on the field post injury. "That was one of the top five moments of my career."— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 5, 2013
Seneca Wallace replaced Rodgers in the game and is the likely starter going forward. The Packers' only other quarterback on the roster is Scott Tolzien, who is on the practice squad. Green Bay may sign a veteran free agent to provide depth while Rodgers is out.