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Aaron Rodgers leaves Packers’ week 17 game for concussion evaluation

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The Packers’ QB should be done for the day regardless of the result of the evaluation.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It was never going to be a pleasant game for the Green Bay Packers today. With nothing to play for and wide receiver Davante Adams inactive, there was little to play for. Thus, the decision to continue suiting up Aaron Rodgers in uniform was one met with some frustration.

That frustration seems justified, as Rodgers appears to be done early in the game due to an injury. Rodgers took a big hit on the first drive of the game, and his helmet came off on the play. However, he remained in the game for the next two series, all of which failed to garner a first down.

With the Lions opening up a 14-0 lead, it seems that athletic trainers identified something unusual with Rodgers. Early in the second quarter, he walked to the locker room, leaving DeShone Kizer to take over control of the offense. The Packers announced shortly thereafter that Rodgers is being evaluated for a concussion.

Even if Rodgers is cleared, there is little to no reason to keep him on the field in a meaningless game. Kizer helped drive the Packers to midfield on his first series under center, though he nearly threw an interception on third down before the Packers punted.

Stay tuned, as we will bring you more information on Rodgers’ status as it is announced.