Aaron Rodgers sends out positive message following surgery

Lynette Rowe
October 21, 2017

The plan for Aaron Rodgers' recovery - and possible chance to return this season - was being finalized on Friday, one day after the Green Bay Packers quarterback underwent surgery to fix his broken collarbone. But the decision by the team Friday signals that's in all likelihood not a possibility.

"As far as Aaron's situation, our focus clearly is just to get through the surgery and see where he is", Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. His Instagram post said the operation "went well".

The Packers must decide whether to put him on injured reserve or leave him on the active roster, American sports broadcaster ESPN reported. "Thanks for all the love, support, thoughts and prayers".

"Aaron Rodgers missed 7 games when he broke his collarbone in 2013", noted NBC's Michael David Smith.

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McCarthy said Rodgers would not attend Sunday's game at Lambeau Field because he's recovering out of town. He did not have surgery for that injury.

Rodgers was injured in the first quarter of last Sunday's 23-10 loss at Minnesota after taking a hard hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. He did not undergo surgery after that injury and returned for the regular-season finale as the Packers won at Chicago to capture the NFC North and a playoff spot.

Brett Hundley will start in Rodgers' place this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. "That was his left collarbone, this time it's his right (throwing) side".

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