Aaron Rodgers plans to start for Packers vs. Bears after getting ‘good news’ on MRI

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers couldn’t wrap up Sunday night’s 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with a rib injury, but that doesn’t look like it will stop him from starting against the Chicago Bears in Week 13. .

On Tuesday, Rodgers appeared on The Pat McAfee Show and said he plans to play on Sunday after receiving “good news” at the MRI.

The injury did not occur at any particular moment. Rodgers described what happened to him on the pitch, and it was actually three separate shots that added up throughout the game.

“There was a shot in the game earlier that jarred the ribcage,” Rogers said via CBS Sports. “And I was trying to stretch a little at halftime, and I realized that it probably wasn’t some kind of muscle injury. And then I got hit again in the third quarter and it was hard for me to breathe. I mean, I’m proud that I don’t get out of the games… but I was in a lot of pain and I just felt like I couldn’t move there at all.”

Rodgers completed 11 of 16 passes for 140 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions before going out. After he left, backup starting QB Jordan Love had a productive quarter-plus, completing 6 of 9 passes for 113 yards with one touchdown.

Rogers seems determined to start against the Bears, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best idea. He’s been battling with a broken thumb for weeks now and is far below his MVP level. This rib injury will not improve the situation. Many analysts, including Sportzshala Sports’ Charles Robinson, believe it’s time for the Packers to leave Rodgers on the bench and ride with Love and finally see if he can truly be the starting quarterback of the future. But when Rodgers announced that he was planning to play on Sunday and said something like “if you can go out and compete and you have competitive greatness in your body, in your heart and in your mind, you go out and play.” it doesn’t look like he’ll be ready to quit that start-up job anytime soon.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27: No. 12 Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA.  (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 27: No. 12 Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)




Source: sports.yahoo.com