Rodgers sustained an injury in Hail Mary’s failed final game loss to the Giants in London when he was hit from behind by Ocean Zimens. While Rodgers didn’t use the injury as an excuse and didn’t on Wednesday, that play may have been most responsible for the Lakers’ 4-7 record in Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I think I’ve had worse injuries I’ve played with,” Rodgers said after training. “So, you know, it was definitely a challenge, but the days off helped, and I felt better this week.”
Rodgers said he was in pain on the flight back from London. He didn’t want an X-ray – “I was still going to play, it didn’t matter what the X-ray showed” – but he was talked out of it. He didn’t consider surgery and didn’t think it would require off-season surgery.
After losing to the Titans where he was uncharacteristically out of action, Rodgers refused to use the injury as an excuse. Wednesday didn’t either, stating that this isn’t the hardest injury he’s had from a pitching perspective.
“When I hurt my knee in ’18, you were throwing up off the floor, so that was definitely hard on your feet, plant stem,” he said. “When I broke my index finger in college, that was probably a little more important to deal with. I remember being in training and Coach (Jeff) Tedford said, ‘I don’t care what hurts. You have a day off, and if you miss another day of training, you alternate again. So, there was no choice.”
Even after their exit from the mini-meet, the Packers had 16 players on injury report compared to one for the Eagles. The Seven Packers did not practice at all, including rookie offensive tackle Rasheed Walker—one of five players either DNP or limited due to illness.
Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, who suffered a knee injury in Buffalo in Week 8, is still out. He joined the full-backs on the training field but was visibly limping.
Receiver Romeo Dobbs, who suffered an ankle injury on Detroit’s opening snap in Week 9, went through pre-practice but did not join the receivers on the field.
Caleb Jones, who made the list as an undrafted free agent, is set to return from the non-football injury list, where he has been since Oct. 1.
Eagles injury report Wednesday
DNP: LT David Bakhtiari (knee), LB De’Vondre Campbell (knee), S Tariq Carpenter, WR Romeo Doubs (ankle), S Rudy Ford, LG Elgton Jenkins (knee), OT Rashid Walker (illness).
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Limited: CB Josh Jobe (hamstring).
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