UPDATE (11:30 p.m.): Aaron Rodgers appears to be OK.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback returned to action in the second half, leading his team to a 24-23 victory over the Chicago Bears.
After the game, Rodgers insisted he won’t miss any game action.
“I’m playing next week,” Rodgers said, via Sports Illustrated.
“I felt like once I got back out there, when the adrenaline was going, it loosened up a little bit. But then it tightened up there in the fourth quarter. I was walking up and down the sideline trying to keep it loose. We’ll do tests (Monday), and you’ll get a better answer Wednesday when I talk.”
Rodgers and the Packers likely will have a better idea of the quarterback’s condition when he gets an MRI on Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday morning on “Get Up.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Probably the worst possible thing that could’ve happened to the Green Bay Packers happened Sunday night.
In the second quarter of Green Bay’s Week 1 matchup against the Chicago Bears, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was carted from the Packers sideline to the locker room after suffering an apparent leg injury. Rodgers’ knee appeared to bend awkwardly as a Bears defender fell on him. The 34-year-old managed to walk off the field with some assistance, but was carted from the sideline to the locker room shortly thereafter.
The loss of Rodgers obviously is a tough blow given he missed a good chunk of last season due to a broken collar bone suffered in Week 6.
DeShone Kizer took over under center for the Packers.
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