There’s was some hope that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers might be able to return late in the season after suffering a broken collarbone on Sunday.
That hope can now pretty much be thrown out the window. According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Rodgers will need surgery on the broken collarbone. This means he’s more than likely done for the remainder of the season.
#Packers coach Mike McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers will require surgery for his broken collarbone. Likely means his season is over.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2017
Following Sunday’s loss to Minnesota, the Packers confirmed that Rodgers did indeed suffer this specific injury. But it was not yet known whether he would require surgery. With that now on the table, Green Bay will likely be forced to go with backup Brett Hundley for the remainder of the season.
McCarthy had made it clear that the Packers don’t plan to hit either the free agent or trade market for a replacement. Whether that changes now that Rodgers needs surgery remains to be seen.