GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his toe injury was a fracture and added he doesn’t expect the situation to cause him to miss any matches.
Rodgers has played with the toe injury in each of the last two games after missing a 13-7 loss to Kansas City due to a positive COVID-19 test. The reigning MVP said the injury occurred while training at home during his quarantine.
“I’m going to handle the pain,” Rodgers said Wednesday. “It’s all about managing the pain. I’ll manage the pain as it goes, and hopefully we get some healing over the weeks with limited repetitions of training. being on the training ground as much as possible, managing the pain, and the goal is to play every week. “
The NFC North Packers (8-3) host the Los Angeles Rams (7-3) on Sunday and then go off the following week.
Rodgers, who said the injury involved his little finger, noted Wednesday that there are surgical options that would not prevent him from missing a game.
“I’m definitely going to look at all the options over the week off and decide what would be best to make sure I get to the finish line,” said Rodgers.
Rodgers said after a 34-31 loss on Sunday at Minnesota that the toe injury was “very, very painful” and “a little worse than the turf toe,” but did not go into details.
He offered more details on Wednesday to challenge a report that he had a “COVID toe,” a name that has been given to a disease causing lesions in some people who test positive for COVID-19.
While discussing his health Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show” on YouTube and SiriusXM, Rodgers said he “doesn’t have any lingering effects other than the COVID toe,” but he was smiling as he made the comment.
Asked about it on Wednesday, Rodgers revealed his bare left foot during his Zoom session with reporters.
“Oh, there is no injury whatsoever,” Rodgers said. “Oh, what a surprise. No, it’s actually called disinformation, when you perpetuate false information about an individual.”
The injury will continue to limit Rodgers’ training time.
Rodgers only trained on Friday last week, but he still had 23 of 33 for 385 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions against the Vikings.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Rodgers will have a similar training schedule this week. He was not training during the Wednesday practice portions open to reporters.
“Sure, we’ll handle this on a day-to-day basis, but a lot of it will depend on how he feels,” said LaFleur.
NOTE: The Packers have signed OL Jon Dietzen on the practice squad and placed OLB Jonathan Garvin on the reserve / COVID-19 list.