It’s not a COVID toe, but it hurts all the same.
Aaron Rodgers has been dealing with a toe injury in recent months that has kept him limited in practice, but not as much as limited in games as the season comes to a close.
While there was a bit of confusion surrounding Rodgers’ toe, Rodgers himself took to Zoom to clear up any confusion surrounding the failing phalange.
Here’s the latest on what Rodgers is playing through as the Packers close out the 2021 season:
What is Aaron Rodgers’ injury?
While it’s not “COVID toe,” it’s painful all the same — Rodgers is dealing with a fractured toe, but has been playing through the pain since November.
Rodgers said he suffered the injury while in COVID quarantine, and ultimately decided to rest it up over the Packers’ Week 13 Bye Week in order to get it right.
There was a bit of miscommunication regarding Rodgers’ injury. While on the “Pat McAfee Show” in November, McAfee and Rodgers both joked about Rodgers’ injured toe, which was then dubbed the “COVID toe.” That’s an actual bizarre side effect of those who have and are recovering from the coronavirus.
While news outlets reported on Rodgers’ and McAfee’s jokes as fact (much to the disdain of Rodgers), the Packers QB slammed those reports and confirmed that he’s dealing with something worse than “turf toe,” which he’s had before in his career, leading to the revelation of the fractured toe.
Rodgers cleared the air by shoving his foot in front of a camera during a Zoom conference with reporters to show that there were no lesions or discoloration, proving he didn’t have the “COVID toe.”
While surgery was discussed over the Packers’ Bye Week, it was ultimately decided that Rodgers would play through the injury, hoping that rest would help heal up the ailing appendage.
While Rodgers played well in spite of the injury, in Week 16, one of Rodgers’ offensive lineman stepped on his foot, as well as Browns’ pass rusher Myles Garrett, leading to some halftime treatment to help stabilize the toe.
Rodgers said that the pain in the toe was “pretty intense” after his foot was stepped on, and that he’d hope there was no major setback for the injury following the game. As of Dec. 29, it looked like Rodgers was still on track to make the start vs. the Vikings.
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