An arguably foolish decision became much more foolish on Sunday. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers not only left the team’s season finale against the Detroit Lions with a concussion, but he also was transported to a local hospital via ambulance for testing per a report from WFRV-TV in Green Bay.
It is unclear exactly what tests Rodgers underwent at the hospital but he did return to Lambeau Field and was in the locker room at the conclusion of the Packers’ 31-0 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Obviously teams never want to see their franchise player leave a game in an ambulance but when you throw in the fact today’s game has been meaningless for the past two weeks, the fact that Rodgers was even in this position becomes even more infuriating. It’s great that Rodgers wanted to play these last two games. It shows his commitment to his teammates and that is to be commended.
What’s not so great is the Packers were fine with that plan and went ahead and let their star play. This is Rodgers’ third concussion since 2010 and since no two head injuries are alike, there’s no guarantee this one won’t leave any lingering effects especially as Rodgers gets older. Regardless, it’s all water under the bridge now as we won’t be seeing Rodgers in any meaningful action for just over eight months when the Packers begin their 2019 campaign with a new coaching staff.