The Green Bay Packers are in a tough spot right about now. They lost Monday night to the Chicago Bears which dropped them to 5-3 and are now in a 3-way tie with the Bears and the Detroit Lions in the NFC North division.
But the biggest loss came early in the first quarter on the team’s opening drive when All=Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked by Bears defensive end Shea McClellin. When Rodgers was driven into the Lambeau Field ground, his collarbone hit the ground with enough force to break it, and this injury was originally expected to sideline him from anywhere between 2-6 weeks.
It may be safe to assume he’ll be out for closer to a month, as a source tells FOX Sports that Rodgers’ timetable is roughly 4-6 weeks:
Said on @FOXSportsLive, source pins it at roughly 4-6 weeks for Aaron Rodgers. Fourth week tricky b/c T’giving game is 3.5 wks from injury.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 6, 2013
If that timetable turns out to be how long Rodgers misses, it could very well cost the Packers the division title. Had he not been inured Monday, the Packers would have likely won the game and remained atop the NFC North.
“It’s a difficult injury because there’s not a specific type of rehab,” Rodgers said. “Holding out hope this will be a quick heal, but this is a significant injury.”
Prior to Monday’s game, Rodgers had 2,191 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, and four interceptions, and was looking like an MVP candidate. Seneca Wallace will start in his absence.