Sources: Aaron Rodgers Has Fractured Collarbone
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Updated: 9:43 a.m. CT
By Adam Hoge-
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a fractured collarbone in Monday night’s 27-20 loss to the Bears, sources told WBBM Newsradio 780 sideline reporter Zach Zaidman, who reported the news during the third quarter.
Rodgers left the game on the team’s first drive of the game after sustaining what the Packers are officially calling a shoulder injury.
A subsequent report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicates Rodgers could miss three to six weeks.
“They want to run more tests,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said after the game. “They don’t have an exact diagnosis. That’s where we are. We’ll have more information for you, probably tomorrow.”
The injury occurred when Bears defensive end Shea McClellin sacked Rodgers on third down and the quarterback landed on his non-throwing shoulder with McClellin landing on top of him.
Rodgers struggled to take his helmet off and was immediately checked out by the trainers on the sideline. After throwing a few passes on the sideline, he jogged to the locker room with trainers.
“Rodgers is a great player and I wish him a speedy recovery,” McClellin said after the game. “He’s great for the game of football.”
The Packers initially announced that Rodgers’ return to the game was questionable, but they later ruled him out. Seneca Wallace took over at quarterback and was picked off by Julius Peppers on his first drive. Wallace finished the game with a 53.4 passer rating after completing 11 of 19 passes for just 114 and no touchdowns to go with the interception.
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Rodgers returned to the sideline in the third quarter wearing street clothes and gave the crowd a thumbs up with his right arm.
Adam Hoge covers the Bears for CBSChicago.com and is a frequent contributor to 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamHoge.