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Aaron Rodgers cleared for Week 12 vs. Eagles

We break down the news that Aaron Rodgers has a thumb injury. What it means for Week 12 and beyond.

Tennessee Titans v Green Bay Packers Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Friday update: Rodgers has been playing through this thumb injury and that will once again be the case in Week 12. The quarterback really struggled in Week 11 against the Titans and will either lean on the ground game or have some easier throws against the Eagles.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken thumb back on October 9th in London and has been playing through it since, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. Rodgers confirmed what the injury was just this week.

The packers are coming off a mini-bye with their last game against the Titans on Thursday Night Football. He should be about as healthy as he’s been in a while. He even got in a limited practice on Wednesday when he’s been sitting out practices most Wednesdays since the thumb injury.

Fantasy football implications for Week 12

Rodgers will play this week against the Eagles unless he somehow makes the injury worse in practice. He’s also had his best two fantasy games over the last two weeks, reaching 19 fantasy points in both games. He hadn’t topped 16 fantasy points in any other game. That is mostly to do with the emergence of Christian Watson, who has become a touchdown king with five TD receptions in the last tow weeks, which account for every touchdown Rodgers threw in those games.