Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has begun the process of healing his broken collarbone on his throwing shoulder.
On Thursday, Rodgers had surgery on the collarbone, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport’s source.
Rodgers broke it in the first half of the Packers’ Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Brett Hundley will start for the Packers until Rodgers can return.
The Packers are currently 4-2, the same record as the NFC North leading Minnesota Vikings. They entered the season looking to win their seventh division championship in eight seasons, and hoping to improve on a 2016 that ended with a loss in the NFC Championship Game to the Atlanta Falcons.
Without Rodgers, that doesn’t seem very likely. It’s not just that he’s the arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, the amount of responsibility that he can take on, is what allows their offense to thrive.
Whether it’s his scrambling, pocket presence, accuracy, or ability bait a defense offsides and throw a deep touchdown pass, the Packers rely on him more than most teams rely on their quarterbacks.
Obviously Hundley can’t do all of that, so it remains to be scene if the rest of the team can pick up the slack.
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