Aaron Rodgers says he’s been hobbled by a fracture, not ‘COVID toe’

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Green Bay, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says the injury to his toe is a fracture — as was widely reported and as he himself said in a radio interview — and added that he had to deal with the condition. Not expected to cause him to miss any game.

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Rodgers has been playing the last two games with a toe injury after losing 13-7 to Kansas City due to a positive COVID-19 test. The ruling MVP said the injury occurred while working at home during his quarantine.

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“I’m going to deal with the pain,” Rodgers said Wednesday. “It’s all about pain management. I’m going to deal with the pain as it goes on, and hopefully we’ll get some healing over the course of weeks with limited exercise reps. I stay on the practice field as much as I can.” Will try, deal with the pain and aim to play every single week.”

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The NFC north-leading Packers (8–3) host the Los Angeles Rams (7–3) on Sunday and then take the following week off.

Rodgers, who has said the injury involved his pinky toe, said on Wednesday that there are surgical options that will not involve him missing any games.

“I’ll definitely look at all the options bye and decide what’s best to make sure I get to the finish line,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers said the toe injury was “very, very painful” and “a little worse than turf toe” after Sunday’s 34-31 loss in Minnesota, but did not go into specifics.

He offered more details on Wednesday to dispute a report that he had “Covid toe,” a name given to a wound-causing condition among some people who are infected with COVID- test positive for 19.

While discussing his health on “The Pat McAfee Show” on YouTube and SiriusXM on Tuesday, Rodgers said he had “no effects other than a Covid toe,” but he smiled as he commented. Were.

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When asked about it on Wednesday, Rodgers revealed his bare feet during his Zoom session with reporters. “Oh, there’s no wound,” Rodgers said. “Oh, what a surprise. No, it’s actually called propaganda, when you give false information about a person.”

The injury will continue to limit Rodgers’ practice time.

Rodgers only practiced on Fridays last week, yet he went on to score 23 of 33 for 385 yards with four touchdowns and no interception against the Vikings.

“It looked painful for him, but he looked quite mobile, very special against the Vikings last week, so I don’t have much merit in him,” said Rams coach Sean McVay. “He is a great player and he sure looks good in everything as always.”

Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Rodgers will have a similar training schedule this week. Rodgers did not practice on Wednesday. “Of course we’ll handle it day in and day out, but a lot of it will be just about how he’s feeling,” Lafleur said.

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