Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Reveals He’s Dealing with a Fractured Toe

Aaron Rodgers with Green Bay Packers in 2017
Aaron Rodgers with Green Bay Packers in 2017. Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9010037ah)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers cleared the confusion surrounding the injury that plagued him in Sunday’s 34-31 loss against the Minnesota Vikings. According to Rodgers, he is dealing with a fractured pinkie toe but doesn’t expect to miss any time because of it.

During a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers and host Pat McAfee discussed the injury and jokingly referred to it as “COVID toe”. The reigning NFL MVP previously spent ten days in quarantine, having tested positive on coronavirus. The joke quickly took a life of its own, and several media outlets reported it as a fact.

Seeing that things got out of hand, Rodgers decided to set everything straight during a news conference on Wednesday. He even showed his toe to the reporters on camera to make his point.

“Oh, oh there’s no lesions whatsoever. Oh, what a surprise,” Rodgers said. “No, that’s actually called disinformation when you perpetuate false information about an individual. I have a fractured toe.”

Rodgers explained that he is looking into various options to deal with the injury, with one of them being surgery during Green Bay’s bye week.

“I’ll definitely look at all options over the bye and decide what would be best to make sure that I get to the finish line,” he added.

Despite the injury, Rodgers delivered a stellar performance against the Vikings. He completed almost 70 percent of his passes while throwing for 385 yards and four touchdowns.

The Packers are currently sitting first in NFC North with an 8-3 record. They are set to play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.