Aaron Rodgers left the Packers’ game against the Vikings on Sunday after taking a big hit from Anthony Barr. The Packers later announced that he broke his collarbone. On Friday, the team placed Rodgers on injured reserve, meaning the earliest he could return is in eight weeks.
Rodgers had successful surgery on Thursday, as he shared on Instagram:
Brett Hundley entered the game for Rodgers after the hit, and Rodgers would be taken to the medical tent and later carted to the locker room.
Here’s the hit that sidelined Rodgers:
What does this mean for the Packers? Well, it’s not good. Hundley will take over at quarterback for Mike McCarthy’s team. The Packers drafted him in 2016, and he appeared in four games and threw just 10 passes that season, completing two of them. he also has one interception in his career.
Hundley played college football at UCLA, where he completed over 67 percent of his passes for 9,966 yards with 75 touchdowns against 25 picks. Depending on the severity of Rodgers’ injury, they’ll hope that Hundley can bring that same magic.
What does this mean for Rodgers? Rodgers came into the game completing nearly 67 percent of his passes, with 1,367 yards, 13 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Last week, Rodgers led one of his signature comeback drives against the Cowboys.
Since he became the Packers’ starting quarterback, he’s largely avoided any serious injuries. Except for the 2013 season, Rodgers has played in at least 15 games each season since 2008. In that 2013 season, he broke the same collarbone that he broke on Sunday.