He lied about his vaccination status, saying that he’s allergic to mRNA vaccines.
Then, he clarified his toe injury by showing his foot on a video call with media members.
It’s an image that nobody needed but would be hard to forget.
Best caption wins pic.twitter.com/BDiGSR0yeX
— PFF (@PFF) November 24, 2021
Not many people would act in that manner to prove his point.
But whatever he is nursing, the Packers faithful must start saying their prayers for his recovery.
It’s a tricky concern that could affect his performance.
How The Injury Came To Be
Before anything else, COVID toe is real, and it happens to individuals who were positive for the virus.
It is a painful situation wherein the toe looks swollen and discolored for up to four weeks after the positive test.
However, it’s not permanent because it goes away after six weeks.
But Rodgers somewhat alluded in a recent interview at The Pat McAfee Show that he dealt with that condition.
I’m just now seeing this…
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 25, 2021
However, the three-time NFL MVP pointed out that he dealt with a very painful fractured toe and not a COVID toe.
Then, he showed Exhibit A in what could be one of the more awkward press conference moments in recent history.
According to the 37-year-old quarterback, he suffered the injury while working out at home before their Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
He also mentioned that it could be a bone issue because he’s feeling worse than a turf toe.
Whatever his status is, the Packers should sound the alarm because he’s getting treatment during games.
The Toe Affects The Body
It’s hard to get comfortable when dealing with a toe injury, especially for quarterbacks.
They will feel the pain every time they drop back or scramble for a run.
It would be hard for them to generate power with their throws because they might not plant their feet well.
Rodgers will also undergo limited participation during practices because the Packers medical team doesn’t want to aggravate the pain.
Aaron Rodgers is having a Hall Of Fame meme season. pic.twitter.com/mqe2K5LtO8
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) November 24, 2021
Worst, he might beg off some training days if the condition is intolerable.
It isn’t reassuring to see him leave the field in the closing minutes of the first half versus the Minnesota Vikings.
Jordan Love took over while Rodgers got treatment.
However, the procedure helped because he threw three touchdown passes in the second half.
Joe Rogan deserves to lose his medical license for not telling Aaron Rodgers about the possibility of developing 'COVID toe".
— Covie (@covie_93) November 24, 2021
Sadly, the Packers fell short of their NFC North rivals by three points.
Rodgers would need treatment for that injury every time it flares up, and that’s not a good sign for the team’s immediate future.
How Rodgers’ Injury Affects The Packers
There’s a chance that Rodgers might skip their next game against the Los Angeles Rams.
That’s a dangerous predicament because the Packers may suffer their second consecutive defeat and fall to 8-4.
Luckily, they have a sizable cushion in their division, but the Vikings might inch closer.
However, a loss to the Rams might bring them down from second to fifth in the NFC playoffs.
Now it turns out Aaron Rodgers can't even get his story straight about whether he has COVID toe. Does this guy ever tell the truth about anything?
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 24, 2021
If they don’t recover, Green Bay will play in the Wild Card round, and they are in danger of an early postseason exit.
It would be up to Rodgers if he would like to rest against the Rams because there’s no pressure for them to win.
They will still have five games left to make ground, and he will have a lengthier recovery period because of their upcoming bye week.