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Aaron Rodgers breaks collarbone; likely out for the season

Aaron Rodgers breaks collarbone; likely out for the season

Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has likely seen his season come to end, after breaking his collarbone last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers had to be carted off the field after taking a big hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.  

This is the second time Rodgers has broken his collarbone in his career; however, the first time he broke his left collarbone. Last Sunday Rodgers broke his right collarbone, which is his throwing arm.

Rodgers’ injury is a devastating blow to the Packers season. They had gotten off to a great start, and many pundits had them as the favorites to represent the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl.  

Rodgers’ injury has thrust third year pro Brett Hundley into action.  Hundley has been the Packers backup quarterback for the last two years and has shown potential.  He had a great career in college as a three year starter at UCLA and has played well when given a chance in preseason games.  

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“It’s a tricky situation, especially when your starting quarterback goes down.  But I’ve been preparing for this moment for a long time now,” Hundley said during his press conference.

Although Hundley is confident in his abilities to lead the team in Rodgers’ absence, sophomore and Packers fans Andrew Liu certainly isn’t.

“There goes the season,” Liu said.  “I think at the best we might finish 8-8, but I don’t think we’ll make the playoffs without Rodgers, unless Hundley goes off somehow.”

While those like Liu feel justified in their doubts based on Hundley’s struggles, Hundley believes he will be will be able to improve his play in the coming weeks.

“I’ll be better, especially with a week to prepare,” Hundley said.  “They know they’ll get my best, and I know I’ll get theirs.”

Although this is a big opportunity in Hundley’s career, it was very hard for him to see Rodgers go down.

“Aaron’s my brother… I’m praying for him. I pray for him every game, and I wish nothing but the best for him,” Hundley said.

It’ll be very interesting to see how Rodgers’ injury affects the Packers not only this season, but also for future seasons as he is getting older.

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Thomas Wolfson is currently a senior at WJ. This is his third year on The Pitch staff. He served as Print Sports Editor his sophomore year, Print Opinion Editor his junior year and is now a Print Editor-in-Chief. In addition to being on The Pitch, Thomas plays baseball and runs indoor track for WJ. He is looking forward to a great final year on The Pitch!
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