The Green Bay Packers starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, went down with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder on Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears. On his radio show today, Rodgers clarified that the injury was a fractured collarbone and he didn’t have a time-table for a return.
“I have a fractured collarbone, and we haven’t talked at all about timetable,” Rodgers said. “We have not talked about any long-term prognosis.”
“It’s a difficult injury because there’s not a specific type of rehab,” Rodgers said. “Feel like I’ve been a quick healer in the past. Hopefully this will be on the short end.”
Estimates have the injury last three weeks. The Packers would need to add a quarterback to their roster in the mean time. Right now, only Seneca Wallace is available. There were rumors that they could be interested in former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn. The Packers promoted Scott Tolzien from the practice squad today and he’ll back up Wallace instead.
The #Packers are promoting QB Scott Tolzien to the 53-man roster, per source. Just gave him a raise on practice squad last week.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2013
The Packers bumped his weekly pay from $6,000 to $32,000 last week because other teams were trying to sign him. Tolzien could play potentially. He is popular in Wisconsin having played his college football for the Wisconsin Badgers in college.
Rodgers almost played through the pain and re-entered the game.
“First thought was to play through whatever I have,” Rodgers said. “I put the pads back on to try to see what I could do. took some snaps from Greg Van Roten and threw the ball with Randall (Cobb). Was too painful.”