PHILADELPHIA — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers exited Sunday night's loss against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter with a rib injury. Jordan Love took over at quarterback after Rodgers was taken to locker room for evaluation by the trainers.
Rodgers will be evaluated further on Monday.
On the Packers' final offensive drive of the third quarter, Rodgers appeared to be in considerable pain, holding his side and grimacing. Although it's unclear when the injury occurred, Rodgers had been sacked three times, including on the first drive of the third quarter. The embattled quarterback is also playing through a broken thumb suffered in Week 6.
According to NBC sideline reporter Melissa Stark, trainers were examining Rodgers' ribs on the sideline before he exited the game. Rodgers exited the game having gone 11-for-16 passing for 140 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
On Love's first drive upon entering the game, he picked up the Packers first third down of the game (they had been 0-5) with a quick pass to Allen Lazard. Then he hit rookie Christian Watson on a slant. The speedy Watson took the ball the rest of the way for a 63-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to one possession.
Love finished the game completing 6 of 9 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown pass.
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