UPDATE: Aaron Rodgers returned and was back under center as the second half began after suffering a scary looking left leg injury in the first half that caused him to take the cart back to the locker room.
Original Story: The Packers will always be one of the favorites in the NFC, provided they have Aaron Rodgers under center at quarterback. Unfortunately for Green Bay, like last year, it appears Rodgers’ season may come to a premature end.
Down 10-0 to the Bears in the second quarter, Rodgers was sacked by a combination of Bears players on a third down attempt for the Packers. Rodgers stepped up as Khalil Mack created pressure and went to the ground as Roy Robertson-Harris was bearing down on him. Unfortunately, Robertson-Harris landed on Rodgers’ left leg awkwardly, causing Rodgers to remain on the ground and receive medical attention.
You can see Rodgers’ left leg get bent from the side as Roberston-Harris lands on it, which isn’t a good sign. The Packers’ superstar limped off the field under his own power, but after being evaluated on the sideline, he was carted off to the locker room.
Rodgers just inked the largest contract in NFL history, and as noted earlier the Packers were expected to be contenders in the NFC this season with him at the helm. Now, the quarterbacking duties fall on the shoulders of DeShone Kizer in his sophomore season after he was dealt to Green Bay by the Browns this offseason.