The Green Bay Packers will go as far as the arm of Aaron Rodgers takes them. Unfortunately, Rodgers was banged up pretty good Saturday when he was crushed in between Minnesota Vikings defenders.
Linebacker Ericm Kendricks came on a delayed blitz inside and defensive end Danielle Hunter applied pressure from the outside. They met at the quarterback on a clean, but hard double-whammy hit on Rodgers.
Rodgers injured https://t.co/ylZtv8egBo
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) December 24, 2016
Thankfully Rodgers got up off the ground after a minute or so. He was surrounded by team trainers and doctors on the sideline as Lambeau Field watched with no small amount of anxiety.
In the end, however, it looked like much ado about nothing.
Docs and athletic trainers are huddled around Rodgers but there's some smiling and laughing going on as he moves his head to check his neck.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 24, 2016
Hopefully for the Packers and their fans, Rodgers won’t suffer any ill effects from the big hits. Green Bay led 28-13 at this point, with Rodgers accounting for all four touchdowns.