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Aaron Rodgers Injury: Packers QB Leaves Vikings game with shoulder injury

The Packers QB took a questionable hit from Vikings LB Anthony Barr after a pass.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

They’re the words no Packer fan wants to hear: Aaron Rodgers is down.

Rodgers landed on his right shoulder after taking a vicious hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. The Packers quarterback stayed on the ground before walking off the field.

Once on the sideline, Rodgers was escorted to the blue medical tent and was later carted to the locker room. He is questionable to return.

Brett Hundley is in the game for the Packers. Clearly, the outlook of the entire season changes if Rodgers is out for any extended period of time. Luckily the Packers have their bye week coming up after next week’s home game against the New Orleans Saints. If there is a fracture of some sort, it will still more than likely take more than a couple weeks to heal.

Rodgers missed seven games in 2013 with a broken collarbone, but hasn’t missed a start since. This would be an absolutely devastating injury if he’s out for any length of time.


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Reactions are starting to flow in from around the league to Rodgers' injury:

UPDATE: FOX's Jay Glazer has reported that the Packers fear that Rodgers did indeed break his collarbone. However, a former NFL team doctor does not believe that Rodgers would have a broken clavicle based on the video. The team has not yet confirmed the injury, however, so stay tuned for further updates.