Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down in the second quarter of the team’s game against the Detroit Lions with an apparent calf injury. The same calf that kept him out of practice all week.
Rodgers was carted off the field following this play, which resulted in a Packers touchdown. He was later seen limping to the locker room with help from Packers officials.
It’s not yet known what the extent of the injury was, but as you can tell, Rodgers was in serious pain following the injury.
Green Bay is leading Detroit 14-0 in a game that will decide the winner of the NFC North and give the victorious club a first-round bye in the playoffs.
If Rodgers’ injury is significant, which looks like it might be, the entire NFC Playoff picture changes with it. From the video we see above, it looks like some sort of compensation injury, meaning that Rodgers was attempting to avoid injuring his calf throughout the play.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.
Update: Rodgers is questionable to return with the calf injury.
Update: Rodgers is back from the locker room and warming up on the sideline.
Update: Rodgers is back in the game, pulling a Willis Reed here.