Packers QB Aaron Rodgers won’t have surgery to repair broken toe during bye week

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Although surgical intervention was considered and could still be an option down the road, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is passing on surgery for his fractured left pinky toe during the bye week, according to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Instead of surgery, Rodgers is hoping treatment and rest will create improvement in the fracture during the Packers’ off week.

Rodgers said after Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Rams that he would have scans of the toe on Monday before deciding on a course of action. It remains possible surgery could be an option later if the right amount of healing doesn’t happen with rest, but Rodgers has maintained he wouldn’t go down any treatment path that leads him to missing games.

Rodgers has played the last three games with the injury, which was suffered during his 10-day quarantine period after testing positive for COVID-19.

Last week, Rodgers missed all three practices in an attempt to provide more healing time. He said the time off of the toe helped him play with less pain on Sunday.

Erin Andrews of FOX said before the game Sunday that Rodgers did receive an injection for the pain in the toe before facing the Los Angeles Rams, but Rodgers said he didn’t need a second injection at the half. Two weeks ago in Minnesota, Rodgers had to go back to the locker room early before the half to receive more treatment on the fractured toe.

With or without surgery, the issue is expected to linger throughout the rest of the season.

The Packers are off this week. They return to the field on Sunday, Dec. 12 against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

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