Aaron Rodgers to miss the Packers' game versus the Cowboys
Rodgers sustained a fractured collarbone and was considered to return on field after a period of six weeks. Prognosis seemed optimistic and lately the team had been saying that they would have their Super Bowl MVP back and running in no time. This week against the Cowboys, the match is critical and the Packers need all they can get to win this one. They had initially thought that they would have Rodgers back for this one to bag it but they had some pretty bad news coming their way
Rodgers said that his injury had progressed little towards recovery and he was far from returning to the field any time soon. He had been present during practice for the second week but still could not perform well enough to show he had healed. CT scans conducted on the fractured bone revealed that the injury had not healed as expected and recovery was a slow one. On Wednesday he was shifted back to total rest after he did a light workout routine and experienced pain on the fractured area.
Rodgers said that the main step to show recovery was performance and if the player felt he was good enough to return.
“I went out there Wednesday and had pain. We talked about range of motion and flexibility and the risk evaluation. Well, the other thing that comes into play once you’re back doing football movements is the pain,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers added that the main questions were whether he still had pain on the injured area and had recovered to show he had. Unfortunately, he hadn’t.
“Are you experiencing pain doing some normal football stuff whether it’s handing off or taking the snap or making quick movements or going through drill work? And the answer for me last week was yes,” he said. “That was my answer on whether I was ready to play or not. You shouldn’t be having pain doing some of the simple movements.”