Monday, November 20, 2006

Double Owie - Rodgers Now Out for the Season

In the same game in which starting QB Brett Favre hurt a nerve in his elblow -- raising questions about his availability for next Monday night's game at Seattle -- backup QB Aaron Rodgers broke his left foot and is now out for the season. The Packers have placed Rodgers on injured reserve. If Favre is unable to play all or some of Monday's game, that leaves the team with only rookie QB Ingle Martin available. Undoubtedly, the Packers will be looking at practice squads and street free agents to bolster a suddenly short-handed quarterbacking corps.

Darn...and the Patriot's got Vinny Testaverde only a week ago. Who'da thunk it?

Here's the official email announcement from the Packers:

Unfortunately for backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers, his first extended action in
2006 turned out to be his last this season.

Rodgers broke his left foot during Sunday's game against New England and is out
for the season, Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday.

Rodgers came into Sunday's game late in the second quarter in relief of Brett
Favre, who injured his right elbow while getting sacked. Rodgers finished the
contest, completing four of 12 passes for 32 yards. He also rushed for 11
yards, was sacked three times and lost a fumble.

Rodgers was the Packers' first-round draft choice in 2005, and he played
extensively in just one game last year. At Baltimore on Dec. 19, Rodgers
completed eight of 15 passes for 65 yards with one interception.

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