The Green Bay Packers offense has looked offbeat throughout the 2022 campaign and, more specifically, back-to-back NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. Well, the quarterback revealed on Wednesday that he had been coping with a broken thumb on his throwing hand from week 5.
While the severity of the injury may be remarkable, the Packers had Rodgers on injury report with a right thumb injury for the past few weeks. Rodgers, who has played with broken fingers in the past, went on to say he hadn’t considered surgery and intended to play despite the injury.
“I think I had the worst injuries I’ve played with,” Rodgers said when asked to throw the ball with a broken thumb. “Definitely a challenge, but the days off help. I feel better this week.
Rodgers’ injury timeline coincides with the Packers’ five-game losing streak that was just snapped against the Cowboys in Week 10. Green Bay is also coming off a loss to the Titans last Thursday where the offense n managed only 17 points. Since Week 5, Rodgers has completed 62.35% of his passes, is averaging 6.51 yards per attempt and has a 91.9 passer rating. He also threw for 13 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Prior to the injury, Rodgers was making 68.9% of his shots and had a 95.6 passer rating, so there is a noticeable drop in efficiency.
While Rodgers intends to play through the injury, it will be fascinating to see Green Bay’s course of action should he/she fall out of playoff contention. Behind Rodgers is 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love, who already has one start under his belt.