Aaron Rodgers not expected to have toe surgery at this time, per report

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is seeking other medical opinions but it appears he will not have surgery on his fractured left toe.

NFL Network reported Monday that Rodgers wasn't planning on surgery "at this time" and was hopeful the bye week would allow the toe to heal enough that he would be in less discomfort when the Packers return to face the Chicago Bears on Dec. 12.

Coach Matt LaFleur said late Monday afternoon he didn't know if Rodgers is holding off on having surgery as reported but that his understanding was the quarterback was still gathering information on what to do.

Rodgers said last week there was a procedure that would allow him to return after the bye week, but he gave no indication after the victory over the Rams on Sunday if that was still an option.

He said he would undergo tests Monday and it's possible he or the Packers' medical team wants multiple doctors to confirm that he is making the right decision not to have the procedure.

Asked whether Rodgers had decided against surgery, LaFleur said, "I don't know where that's at. I know he's gathering other opinions. So, we'll see where that goes."

Rodgers has been dealing with the broken toe since his return from the COVID-19 list two weeks ago.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.

He has played in three games since breaking the small toe on his left foot while working out at home during his quarantine and displayed a prolonged limp for the first time against the Rams. The Packers will return to practice Monday, but it's likely Rodgers wouldn't take part in practice until midweek at the earliest.

LaFleur said he didn't know if there would be considerable healing during the bye that might make it possible for Rodgers to practice or play with less pain.

"I'll be honest with you, I don't know the time frame for that to heal," he said. "I know he's battling through. I think you could see it, at the end of the game, as the game wears on, he starts to have a more noticeable limp.

"But he's as tough as they come. He's played through so many things throughout the course of his career. And I think definitely he's a guy that wants to be out there at practice, too. He wants to be out there practicing with his teammates, and not only for himself but for those other guys and making sure that that everybody is is on top of their game."

In describing what his bye week will be like, Rodgers said Sunday, “I’ll get treatment every single day." He said not having to go through practice prior to the Rams game left his toe feeling better than the previous week so it's possible he will be limited to walkthroughs again next week.

“The most important thing is healing and taking care of my toe,” Rodgers said.

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