After it was confirmed earlier today that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had tested positive for Covid and was going to miss at least 10 days, many of us were left confused.
After all, only the unvaccinated players are forced to miss a mandatory 10 games following a positive test — while vaccinated players can return at any point, as long as they provide two negative tests 24 hours apart and are not experiencing symptoms. And everyone had assumed that Rodgers was vaccinated, after he seemed to confirm that when asked about his vaccination status by a reporter prior to the start of the season.
Well, as it turns out, we have since been informed that Rodgers is NOT vaccinated!
So? What gives, Aaron? Why did he say, with a straight face, that he was immunized?
Well, Ian Rapoport has provided a bit of clarity on the issue, as he revealed that Aaron Rodgers was given a homeopathic treatment for Covid-19 from his personal doctor. And, while he asked the NFL to review his treatment, which raises antibody levels, they did not deem it suitable to appropriately label him as “vaccinated.”
Now, as an unvaccinated player, Aaron Rodgers will have to sit out the next 10 days, at least. The soonest he can return to the team is Saturday, November 13, one day before the Packers’ week 10 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.