Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone on Sunday and may miss the rest of the season.
Rodgers took a hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in the first quarter of Green Bay’s game against Minnesota. Rodgers was rolling to his right out of the pocket and got rid of the ball before being hit, then braced his fall with his throwing arm and stayed down after the play. As he walked off the field he appeared to trade words with Barr, who would later leave the game with a concussion.
Aaron Rodgers hit and knocked out on this play pic.twitter.com/PDr0kxgIW6— Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol) October 15, 2017
Rodgers was replaced by Brett Hundley, who the Packers drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 draft out of UCLA. He had 11 attempts and three completions in his NFL career entering Sunday. His first pass of the day was intercepted, but he later threw for a touchdown. Rodgers finished the game 2-of-4 for 18 yards.
Rodgers hasn’t missed much time due to injury in his career. His only notable injury came after he fractured the collarbone of his left (non-throwing) shoulder in 2013, which limited him to nine games that season. The Packers went 2-4-1 that season in Rodgers’s absence. He was able to return for the final game of the regular season before losing in the first round of the playoffs.