The Green Bay Packers appear snakebit this season, as Brett Favre was banged up pretty badly in yesterday’s game and his replacement, former 1st round pick Aaron Rodgers, broke his foot and is out for the year.
The Green Bay Packers lost a quarterback for the season on Monday. It wasn’t Brett Favre.
Aaron Rodgers broke his left foot during Sunday’s game against New England and is out for the rest of 2006, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. Rodgers had replaced Favre, who hurt his elbow earlier in the game. Rodgers will need surgery. He broke his foot scrambling in the third quarter, but played the rest of the game, finishing 4-of-12 for 32 yards.
Favre, starting his 251st game including playoffs, injured a nerve in his elbow after getting sacked just before halftime in the Packers’ 35-0 loss. He couldn’t muster enough strength to adequately grip the football for the rest of the game.
McCarthy said Monday that Favre has most of the strength back in his elbow, but he wasn’t ready to say the three-time MVP would practice this week. “I think his elbow is going to be fine,” the coach said. “He’s been in for treatment for both the elbow and the groin and we’ll re-evaluate him Wednesday, but he doesn’t seem very concerned about it.”
Frankly, Favre’s injury was a good excuse to put Rodgers in during what otherwise would be another lost season for the Pack. Now, they’re down to either a gimpy old man or whoever their 3rd string guy might be.
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