The Green Bay Packers season has gone in a downward spiral the last few weeks. They are currently on a four-game losing streak and things could get uglier as the health of Aaron Rodgers has been a major topic of discussion.
Rodgers injured his thumb during the team’s Week 5 matchup with the New York Giants in London. While he hasn’t missed any time because of the injury, his production has been mixed, at best, since that game.
While some of the issues aren’t his fault, such as the offensive line woes and the lack of established playmakers at the wide receiver position, Rodgers is talented enough to help the team rise above that. But, the injured thumb seems to be holding him back in some regards and it doesn’t sound like things are going to get better any time soon.
Rodgers participated in a Wednesday practice this week for the first time since the injury occurred, but he was still listed as a limited participant. But, given the kind of practice that it was, Rodgers felt it was better to get down there with his teammates despite the injury not improving.
“Well, I heard it was going to be just a jog-through, so I figured I might as well get down there and be around,” Rodgers said from the locker room. “I wish I could tell you it was feeling better. But it was more just the necessity of jog-through, and feel like my presence down there was kind of more important today than an hour of rehab.”
This is something certainly worth keeping an eye on. The Packers’ season is going down the drain rapidly and if Rodgers were to miss any time at all, that would likely be the final nail in the coffin of the 2022 campaign.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will look to snap their losing streak and get back on track this weekend when they head on the road to face the Detroit Lions. This is the end of a three-game road trip for Green Bay, as they also played the Washington Commanders and Buffalo Bills, losing both games.