Packers’ Aaron Rodgers admits he is been enjoying with a damaged thumb since Week 5

Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has revealed that he has been enjoying with a damaged thumb on his throwing hand since Week 5.

Reporters met Rodgers in his locker Wednesday, and he stated surgical procedure was by no means thought of, including he would not consider he had an harm dangerous sufficient for it.

“I believe I’ve had worse accidents I’ve performed with. So undoubtedly a problem, however the days off assist. I am feeling higher this week,” he stated by way of The Athletic.

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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (12) and Robert Tonyan (85) walk off the field after Rodgers fumbled while being sacked during the first half of a game against the Dallas Cowboys on November 13, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis.

Inexperienced Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers (12) and Robert Tonyan (85) stroll off the sphere after Rodgers fumbled whereas being sacked in the course of the first half of a sport in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys on November 13, 2022, in Inexperienced Bay, Wis.
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Rodgers added that he broke his index finger in faculty and located it a “barely extra vital finger to handle” than his thumb.

Rodgers’ harm got here in a shock loss to the New York Giants in London. Rodgers was injured on the final play of the sport when he tried to pitch however was hit by Oshane Ximines.

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Ximines’ sack got here from Rodgers’ blind facet, and it appeared that Rodgers grabbed his hand proper after the sack.

The Packers have struggled this season, however Rodgers hasn’t had an apparent decline in efficiency that may counsel his thumb is affecting his sport.

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers reacts after a game against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter in a game at Lambeau Field on November 17, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis.

Inexperienced Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reacts after a sport in opposition to the Tennessee Titans in the course of the first quarter in a sport at Lambeau Subject on November 17, 2022, in Inexperienced Bay, Wis.
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Rodgers was shut down 3 times by the Detroit Lions, however these had been extra choice errors than bodily errors on the a part of the four-time MVP.

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Rodgers owns a 64.6 completion proportion this season with 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He is had two touchdowns and 0 interceptions in his final two video games.

Rodgers stated {that a} decrease physique harm may have an effect on pitching extra as a result of it comes from “under”. He harm his knee in 2018 and had problem planning and establishing correct footwork.

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers tries to throw against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on November 17, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis.

Aaron Rodgers of the Inexperienced Bay Packers tries to throw in opposition to the Tennessee Titans in the course of the first quarter of a sport at Lambeau Subject on November 17, 2022, in Inexperienced Bay, Wis.
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The Packers will want the most effective model of Rodgers Sunday after they go in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles, who maintain a league-best document at 9-1. The 4-7 Packers are attempting to maintain their playoff hopes afloat on the highway.