Weeks after his collarbone injury, Aaron Rodgers stopped by Conan to be a part of the talk show host’s recurring “Clueless Gamer” segment to play Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Wearing a sling and ready to game, Rodgers revealed that the surgery required 13 screws to repair his collarbone.
The injury was basically the centerpiece of the whole segment. Conan wanted to show footage of the injury but said the NFL wouldn’t let the show use it, so he brought in a crew member with a Packers helmet-wearing skeleton and broke its collarbone to illustrate what happened. Later, Conan brought in Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari to play Origins, but also to be shamed by Conan for not protecting Rodgers on that play:
Conan: “You are an offensive tackle.”
Bakhtiari: “I am.”
C: “Your job then is to protect the quarterback.”
B: “We’re not going there. I see where this is going.”
Bakhtiari tried to explain where he was by using the skeleton from earlier, but then got yelled at by Conan:
Then Conan brought in a producer to talk about how far his fantasy football team fell after Rodgers got hurt, to which Conan asked Bakhtiari, “David, would you like to apologize?” “Sorry that your fantasy team isn’t doing well,” Bakhtiari responded. “That is not my fault.”
Oh right, the three of them played Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which is out right now and looks all right. Apparently, this is the first time they’d seen “God Mode,” which is what game developers use during demonstrations, so their characters don’t die and keep the demos moving along. It made for a funny moment where the character looks like he’s flying like a bird:
It’s a bummer we won’t get to see Rodgers on the field for a while and that we won’t get to see his patented Hail Mary miracles, but thankfully he’s doing OK, and that’s what matters.