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Aaron Rodgers going for tests on ribs, could determine status for Week 13 vs. Bears

Packers QB sustained rib injuries on SNF vs. Eagles in Week 12. He’s also dealing with the thumb issue. We break down the impact.

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Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers throws a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb #18 (not pictured) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Update, Nov. 28: Rodgers will go for tests on his ribs and it could determine his status for Week 13 vs. the Chicago Bears, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport. Rodgers was injured on SNF vs. the Eagles, a 40-33 loss in which the QB was unable to finish the game. Rodgers also has that thumb issue he’s dealing with on the side. So overall, the QB is banged up. Love took over on SNF and looked better than we’re used to seeing. The Packers may have a tough choice, but if Rodgers is cleared, he’s going to start on Sunday.

Update: Rodgers hasn’t formally been ruled out for this game but Jordan Love is going to finish this thing out. He might be the quarterback the rest of the season for the Packers if Rodgers’ injuries are too much to handle, or if Green Bay wants to see how Love plays.

Update: Rodgers is coming back to the sidelines but he doesn’t have his jersey on and appears to have been ruled out for this game.

Update: Rodgers is officially questionable to return with an oblique injury, which means Jordan Love could be in to close out this crucial contest.

Update: Immediately following the series where he was clearly hurt, Rodgers jogged to the locker room to get checked out. It’s going to be hard to keep him off the field in this one unless Green Bay can’t get a defensive stop.

The Green Bay Packers are fighting for their 2022 NFL season on Sunday Night Football in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles, so anything short of a broken bone was not going to keep quarterback Aaron Rodgers off the field. However, the quarterback is still smarting from a few hits and is dealing with a ribs injury according to the broadcast. Rodgers is also dealing with a broken thumb, an injury he sustained all the way back in the London game against the New York Giants.

Rodgers and the Packers have tried to lean on the running game but they’re down 14 points with a little over a quarter left in the game. The Packers are in a tough spot given Rodgers’ injuries but they cannot let up offensively and will need to start throwing the ball more. Eventually Rodgers will not be able to play through these problems but for now he’s staying in the game.