Aaron Rodgers has had some rough weeks since the Green Bay Packers came back from London. The team has gone 1-5 since that trip and the offense has had some brutal performances. That has included scoring 10 points against the Jets, 9 points against the Lions, 17 against the Bills, and 17 against the Titans last Thursday.
Rodgers looked particularly bad against the Titans, missing wide open receivers late in the game as the Packers tried to mount a comeback.
Rodgers’ struggles during this run have been attributed to many things. Some have blamed a disappointing wide receiver corps. Others have blamed a struggling offensive line. Many believed that Rodgers’ age was just finally catching up to him. While all of those may be factors, it seems like there may be another explanation for his recent poor performances.
Aaron Rodgers revealed today that he has been dealing with a broken thumb on his right hand since the loss to the New York Giants in London.
Aaron Rodgers confirmed today his right thumb has been broken since Week 5, when the injury happened on the last play in London.
Here he is talking about it for a bit. Surgery has never been a thought and it won’t be after the season, either, he said. pic.twitter.com/FbbMOkXYtc
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) November 23, 2022
While this is the first time Rodgers has publicly acknowledged the broken thumb, the injury has led to him appearing on the Packers’ injury report every week since that Week 5 game.
With the Packers currently well behind in the NFC North race and a couple of games out of a playoff spot, the Packers may consider shutting Rodgers down because of the injury if they continue to lose.
The Packers were already facing an uphill battle to avoid missing the playoffs this season and a broken thumb on Rodgers’ throwing hand is just going to make things more difficult for them.