The Green Bay Packers lost All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a shoulder injury in the first quarter of their game against the Chicago Bears last night, and after initially calling his return “questionable”, Rodgers was ruled out of the game just before half time.
Here is a GIF of the hit he took on a play where Bears defensive end Shea McClellin sacked him and drove him hard into the ground:
Rodgers completed 1-of-2 passes on the opening drive, which resulted in a field goal. Seneca Wallace, signed by the Packers during the first week of the regular season, replaced Rodgers on the second series. The fear is that Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone.
With 6:54 left in the third quarter, Rodgers returned to the Packers’ sideline in street clothes and received a loud ovation from the crowd. The team’s next game is Sunday at home vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has been diagnosed with a dislocated left elbow and is expected to miss a “few weeks.”
Free agents kickers Shayne Graham, Neil Rackers, and Justin Medlock will try out for the Houston Texans on Tuesday.
Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said the team is not counting on wide receiver Percy Harvin playing in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons as he continues to recover from offseason hip surgery.