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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he has been playing with a broken thumb since Week 5.
The Green Bay Packers’ season hasn’t gone as they expected as they sit 4-7 on the year. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t put up MVP numbers like he did the last two years, as his wide receiver corps isn’t as stacked as it used to be with Davante Adams. However, he has played half the season with a thumb injury.
During his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers would not confirm or deny that he suffered a broken thumb when asked by the sports media star and former NFL player.
On Wednesday, Rodgers revealed during a media scrum that he has been dealing with a broken thumb since Week 5, when the team played the New York Giants in London. The clip below comes from The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman.
Aaron Rodgers confirms he has been playing with a broken thumb since Week 5
“I think I’ve had worse injuries that I’ve played with,” Rodgers said. “It is definitely a challenge, but the days off helped. I feel better this week.”
As you heard in the opening question, the reporter references a tweet from a Make-A-Wish child who met Rodgers recently. Twitter user @BigPackers4x said that when he met Rodgers, he asked him how his finger was, to which the quarterback replied that his thumb was broken.
The injury occurred on the final play of the aforementioned game against the Giants, where he attempted to throw a deep pass but was hit in the hand and arm from behind by linebacker Oshane Ximines.
Since then, the Packers have lost five of their next six games. Granted, it was an all-around effort in those losses, but it’s still something Packers fans will look back on.
As Rodgers mentions in the video, he does not plan to have surgery.
Rodgers and the Packers will take on a 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles team on Sunday Night Football.