It’s not a good sign for Green Bay that Aaron Rodgers himself is worried that his knee isn’t going to hold up.
Everyone who watched the Green Bay Packers in their season opener against the Chicago Bears saw quarterback Aaron Rodgers take a gruesome hit to his knee in the first half.
When Rodgers was carted off the field and back to the locker room, it was easy to assume that his ACL was torn and he would be out for the year. But then he miraculously sprinted back onto the field for the second half and brought the Packers all the way back from a 20-point deficit to stun the Bears at Lambeau Field.
Going forward, it was clear that his knee would need to be monitored, but it seemed like he would be okay, especially with how he bounced back in the second half against Chicago. But last week he wore a knee brace against the Minnesota Vikings, and as the Packers head into their Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins, even Rodgers himself doesn’t seem convinced that his knee is all right.
“It just depends on how the week goes with the rehab and the recovery,” Rodgers said, per ESPN.com. “Obviously, I’d love to be better than I was last week as far as health-wise, but there’s some factors that are out of my control.”
Usually when a player feels good, he will say something along the lines of, “Yeah, I’ll be good to go. I’m just ready to go out there and win.” A competitive quarterback like Rodgers certainly wouldn’t use his own health as an excuse going forward, especially if he felt like it wasn’t going to be much of an issue.
But clearly Rodgers is worried that his knee isn’t going to hold up as the season progresses. It’s not a good sign for the Packers that even Rodgers himself is doubting his own health. Nobody can know better than him just how good or bad the knee is feeling.
All anyone can do is hope that Rodgers’ knee improves. If it gets worse, the 2018 season for the Packers is headed to the morgue.