Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will undergo surgery to heal his broken collarbone, the head coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday. “Aaron Rodgers suffered a significant injury in the game. It will require surgery. He’ll be out a minimum of a significant amount of time. Potentially, his season can be over. He’ll have surgery here in the near future”.
“After we see how that goes, focus on getting better and healthy — that’s all that really matters right now.”, McCarthy added. Rodgers got injured on Sunday while playing against Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers broke his right collarbone when he was drilled into the turf by linebacker Anthony Barr.
However, McCarthy said, “He’s out of the pocket, he’s clearly expecting to get hit. To pin him to the ground like that, I felt it was an illegal act. To sit here and lose any of your players on something like that, it doesn’t feel very good. Yeah, I didn’t like the hit. It was unnecessary … totally unnecessary, in my opinion.”
On the other hand, Mike Zimmer, the coach of Vikings said, “We’re playing football. It’s unfortunate that he got hurt but I think everything was above board. We’re not a dirty football team. We’ll never be a dirty football team as long as I’m here. We’re going to play within the rules and sometimes things happen.”
After the game is over, Packers receiver Randall Cobb said, ” It [The Rodgers injury] is devastating, no question about it. First and foremost, it’s one of my closest friends, so to see him go down with that, it’s tough. But we’ve still got to play football. We’ve got a long season ahead of us, and we’ve got to figure out what we’re going to do.”
We hope that Aaron Rodgers get well soon and come back with brilliant performances.