Aaron Rodgers will reportedly be dealing with discomfort in his left pinky toe for the remainder of the 2021 season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported doctors cannot completely numb the toe for him to play because he needs to feel his foot when he plants and throws.
The good news for Rodgers and the Packers is that they had a bye last week, which will hopefully help the healing process to some degree.
“I’ve got to see how it reacts on Sunday when I get back out there and play,” Rodgers said. “But this was really, really positive, the time to heal and not doing anything for now going on 10 days. That’s been really, really helpful. So we’re hoping that we can get on the other side of this.”
After the reigning MVP described the injury as “COVID toe,” the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Beaton wrote how painful inflammation of the area can result from a COVID-19 diagnosis.
Rodgers responded to the article and said his toe was actually fractured, showing it to the camera at a remote media call:
The 38-year-old has appeared in 11 games this season and passed for 2,878 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has also rushed for 76 yards and three touchdowns.