Aaron Rodgers confirmed what’s been extensively suspected.
The Packers’ quarterback has been playing with a broken thumb, he instructed reporters on Wednesday.
Asked how massive a problem that has been, Rodgers stated, “I think I’ve had worse injuries I’ve played with, so definitely a challenge but the days off definitely help this week.”
He believes this isn’t essentially the most an damage has affected his throwing, nonetheless.
“When I hurt my knee in 2018, you throw from the ground up, so that was definitely difficult from the footwork,” Rodgers stated. “When I broke my index finger in college, that was probably a slightly more important finger to deal with.”
He relayed that on the time this former Cal coach Jeff Tedford instructed him he may miss someday of apply in per week but when he missed a second, he could be out.
Rodgers stated the thumb damage occurred Week 5 within the Packers’ loss to the Giants in London, per The Athletic. He stated he didn’t think about surgical procedure, and that it’ll additionally not be needed after the season.
Starting with that defeat to the Giants, the Packers have lost 5 out of their previous six video games to fall to 4-7.
Rodgers has not been performing as much as the caliber of being the two-time defending NFL MVP in that stretch and performed notably poorly in a can’t-lose recreation at residence towards the Titans final Thursday evening wherein Green Bay fell 27-17. Rogers has accomplished 64.6 % of his passes for two,542 yards, 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions to only a 41.8 quarterback ranking this season.
The 39-year-old quarterback signed an enormous contract extension with the Packers this previous offseason for $150 million over three years.
Green Bay presently is a longshot to make the playoffs. Their odds on FanDuel to make the postseason are +660 and odds to overlook are -900. This means they’ve a couple of 13 % probability to make a run to the playoffs from right here.