Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shoulder injury still to be analyzed
Initially it seemed that the injury was nothing and Rodgers simply got up and went to the sideline. After a while, he went off the field and went to the locker room to have the extent of injury analysed.
And the omens seemed grim when the team medical staff came back on the field without Rodgers during the end of first quarter. The injury might be a collarbone fracture considering how he was sacked, not a AC joint separation that Tom Brady had and continued to perform on field during the playoffs of 2011.
Rodgers isn’t just any other quarterback that the Packers can replace and continue on with their game. They need him. He fits well in the team, coordinates accurately and contributes heavily towards the team. That much can be taken from the fact that he managed to keep the Packers on the first position in NFL North even though the majority of players were injured and the Packers suffered the plague of injuries as have other teams in the NFL.
Most probably Seneca Wallace will be replacing Rodgers in case his injury is diagnosed as a collarbone fracture. But that doesn’t mean the team won’t suffer. Their position will fall because Wallace might not be able to lead as Rodgers does. That doesn’t mean that the Packers will not resort to other measures. They might call in free agent Vince Young, another quarterback Vince Young or call in that waiver claim from Matt Flynn. Although a bit drastic, they are open options.