Report: Aaron Rodgers’ Calf Injury Not as Serious as Past Ailment

Relax, Green Bay Packers fans.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers does indeed have a calf injury, but it is not as serious as the calf issue he was dealing with during the 2014 season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:

It was revealed after the game by Packers head coach Mike McCarthy that Rodgers suffered the groin injury on Green Bay’s third play of the game, a play in-which Rodgers rolled out to his right and threw a 67-yard touchdown strike to Davante Adams.

Rodgers was replaced by quarterback Brett Hundley in the 4th quarter of the game, but the decision to pull Rodgers from the game was described as a coaching decision due to the score of the game that was largely in Green Bay’s favor.

A calf tear hampered Rodgers’ the end of the 2014 season for Rodgers as well as the 2014 playoffs, but he continued to play through the injury. It was clear that Rodgers had trouble scrambling and moving out of the pocket while dealing with the ailment before undergoing off-season surgery.

The 33-year-old Rodgers completed 18 passes against a banged up Seahawks secondary on Sunday, which lead to 246 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns. One of the touchdowns was thrown to Adams, and the other two were thrown to Jordy Nelson.

Rodgers now has a 101.1 passer rating on the year with 3,529 passing yards and 32 touchdowns to lead the NFL in touchdowns thrown. He has reinserted his name into the MVP conversation after a struggling start to the season.

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