Aaron Rogers confirmed Tuesday that he has a broken collarbone and admitted to some frustration over the uncertainty about when he could play again.
“I feel like I’ve been a quick healer in the past,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback said in his weekly Tuesday radio show with ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde. Initial reports had indicated that he’d be out about three weeks.”I’m hopeful this will be on the short end of whatever prognosis comes up.”
Rodgers, who said he was frustrated because there’s “not a specific type of rehab” he can do for the injury, initially tried to return to the Monday night game against the Chicago Bears after being injured on an opening-series sack. After heading into the locker room for X-rays, he put his pads back on and tried to throw a football. “It was considerably more pain than I’ve felt in a long time,” he said. “I wasn’t able to throw like I wanted to.”
And the pain was significant. “At that point, the amount of pain I was in, it was rough.”
Rodgers did return to sideline at Lambeau Field in civilian clothes midway through the third quarter and choked up, calling the applause one of the “top five moments” in his career. “The reception I got from the fans was pretty special.”