The Green Bay Packers got off to an abysmal start in their opener against the Chicago Bears, but the early 10-0 Bears lead paled in comparison to what happened early in the second quarter.
With the Packers’ offense scuffling early — picking up just 25 yards of total offense and one first down through four drives — Aaron Rodgers dropped back to pass on third and nine. The Bears, running a stunt up front on the offensive line, broke through the interior of the Packers’ line and Rodgers was sacked. However, Bears lineman Roy Robertson-Harris landed on Rodgers’ extended left leg, and Rodgers lay on the ground limping for a few minutes before coming to his feet.
Rodgers limped off the field gingerly and was taken immediately to the injury tent for evaluation. He would later be taken to the locker room on a cart. DeShone Kizer warmed up on the sideline during the Bears’ next series and took the field after a stop by the Green Bay defense.
The status of Rodgers’ left leg will bear close monitoring throughout the rest of the game. However, the team has not provided an update on his injury situation. Keep it here for more information throughout the evening.
UPDATE: The Packers released an update saying that Rodgers has a knee injury and is questionable to return. This suggests that at least the injury is not overly serious (broken bone or fully torn ligament, for example).
UPDATE: Rodgers returned to the game for the Packers’ first offensive series of the second half.