Compared to Aaron Rodgers’ last health issue, a toe injury seems minor and hardly controversial.
But it’s something the Packers quarterback, 37, will have to deal with for the rest of the season, NFL Network reported Sunday.
Rodgers is set to play Sunday against the Vikings, his second straight start after missing a game when he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, but the mysterious toe issue is a “real and concerning injury,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The injury limited Rodgers to just 15 snaps in Friday’s practice, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, after he missed practice the previous two days.
In his first start back from COVID-19 last Sunday against the Seahawks, Rodgers completed 23 of 37 passes for 292 yards and an interception.
Rodgers played coy about the toe issue this week during his appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“That was a COVID injury,” Rodgers said. “It’s a little painful but I think I’ll be ok. I was able to run around a little bit on Sunday.”
Rodgers’ health was at the center of controversy recently after he tested positive for COVID-19. He was revealed to be unvaccinated after saying during the preseason he was “immunized.”