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Aaron Rodgers injures left arm against Bears, stays in game

The reigning MVP left Thursday night's game with an injury to his non-throwing arm.

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One of the Green Bay Packers' worst nightmares was nearly realized on Thursday. During the second half of the team's Thanksgiving showdown with the Chicago Bears, Aaron Rodgers took a hit to his left arm after recovering a bad snap, leaving the field in obvious pain. However, the quarterback did return to the field for the Packers' following series.

The injury couldn't have come at a more inopportune time. The Packers had driven deep into Chicago territory, and the play turned a field goal attempt into a punt. Rodgers immediately met with the team's medical staff while backup quarterback Scott Tolzien began warming up with center JC Tretter.

While Rodgers returned to the game, the Packers may have already had Plan B in the building had the injury proved more serious:

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.