Rodgers Packers say he was playing with a broken toe
Green Bay, Wes. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his toe injury was a fracture and added that he did not expect the situation to cause him to miss a game.
Rodgers has been playing with a toe injury in each of the past two games after losing 13-7 at Kansas City due to a positive COVID-19 test. The governor’s MVP said the infection occurred while working out at home during the quarantine.
“I will deal with the pain,” Rodgers said on Wednesday. “It’s all about pain management. I will deal with the pain as this continues and hopefully we can have some recovery over the weeks with limited training reps. I will try to be on the field as much as I can, dealing with the pain, and the goal is to play every week.”
The NFC North’s leading packers (8-3) host the Los Angeles Rams (7-3) on Sunday and then get the break next week.
Rodgers, who said the injury involved his pinky toe, noted that there are surgical options that won’t make him miss a game.
“I will definitely look at all the options before saying goodbye and decide what’s best to make sure I get to the finish line,” said Rodgers.
Rodgers said after Sunday’s 34-31 loss in Minnesota that the toe injury was “extremely painful” and “a little worse than a toe,” but she did not elaborate.
He provided more details on Wednesday to contest a report that he had “COVID toe,” a name given to a condition that causes lesions among some people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
While discussing his health Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show” on YouTube and SiriusXM, Rodgers said he “didn’t have any lingering effects other than a COVID toe,” but he was smiling as he made the comment.
When asked about it Wednesday, Rodgers revealed his bare left foot during a Zoom session with reporters.
“Oh, no pests at all,” Rodgers said. “Oh, what a surprise. No, this is actually called disinformation, when you perpetuate false information about someone.”
Injury will continue to limit Rodgers’ training time.
Rodgers only trained on Friday last week, yet he went 23 of 33 for 385 yards with four touchdowns and the Vikings weren’t intercepted.
Packers coach Matt Lafleur said Rodgers will have a similar training schedule this week. He was not training during parts of Wednesday’s rehearsals that were open to reporters.
“We’ll certainly deal with it day in and day out, but a lot of it will only be how he feels,” LaFleur said.
Note: The Packers OL Jon Dietzen has signed the coaching staff and put OLB Jonathan Garvin on the Reserve/COVID-19 roster.
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