GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers acknowledged Wednesday that his toe injury is a fracture and said he does not anticipate missing a game due to to this situation.
Rodgers has been playing with the foot injury for the past two games after missing a 13-7 loss to Kansas City for testing positive for COVID-19. The reigning NFL MVP indicated that his injury occurred while training at home during his quarantine.
“I’m going to deal with the pain,” Rodgers said. “It’s about pain management. I’m going to deal with the pain as this progresses and hopefully I can heal in the coming weeks with limited reps in practice. I’ll try to be in training ground as much as I can, deal with the pain and the goal is to play every week.
The Packers (8-3), who lead the North Division of the National Conference, host the Los Angeles Rams (7-3) on Sunday and then have a bye week.
Rodgers, who indicated that the injury is to the fifth metatarsal, said Wednesday that there is a surgical option that would not cause him to miss a game.
“I will definitely look at all the options on the bye week and decide what the best option is to ensure that I go through to the end,” Rodgers said.
Following Sunday’s 34-31 loss at Minnesota, Rodgers said the foot injury was “very, very painful” and “a little worse than a sprained toe,” but did not specify.
He elaborated on Wednesday and rejected reports that he had “COVID foot,” the name given to the condition that causes injury among people who tested positive for COVID-19.
Rodgers practiced only on Friday of last week, still completing 23 of 33 passes for 385 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions against the Vikings.