We thought the Packers season was over when Aaron Rodgers hopped onto a cart in the opener against the Bears. The Packers season went from being over to back on in a hurry when Aaron Rodgers walked on water and carried Green Bay to an electric opening night win. He then put up 29 points on the best defense in football to secure a weird tie against the Vikings. The only problem to worry about in Green Bay is Rodgers knee may not hold up the entire season.
When asked about his knee, Rodgers admitted that he is concerned that it will get worse as the season continues:
“Yeah, obviously that’s a concern,” Rodgers said Wednesday, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “Hopefully it goes the other way though.”
Rodgers has a deep bone bruise and damage to a ligament in his knee. Rodgers is going to have to wear a brace the rest of the season and obviously isn’t 100 percent. This isn’t the first time Rodgers has dealt with leg issues either when he limped to the finish line a few years ago with a calf injury. The good news is the new roughing the passer rules may help Rodgers stay on the field for the rest of the season.
We all know what the Packers look like when Rodgers isn’t in the lineup. Last year when Rodgers broke his collarbone, they finished the season with Brett Hundley. This year they have DeShone Kizer as the backup but he isn’t much better. Kizer threw 22 interceptions as a rookie with Cleveland last year. Maybe Rodgers sits out a game or two towards the latter portion of the season if they clinch a playoff spot early. It’s something to monitor regardless on a week to week basis.