The road to the Super Bowl just got rougher for the Green Bay Packers after Aaron Rodgers suffered a devastating injury.
The star quarterback was diagnosed with a broken collarbone shortly after being forced out of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
There are fears he could now be out for the rest of the season, meaning he will join a number of high-profile NFL players already forced onto the sidelines.
Odell Beckham Jr., J.J Watt, David Johnson and Julian Edelman are among the top players who have already been ruled out until next year because of injuries.
Back up Brett Hundley replaced Rodgers after he left in the first quarter of the game. The Packers would eventually loose 23-10.
The road to the Super Bowl just got rougher for the Green Bay Packers after Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of Sunday’s game
Doctors diagnosed Rodgers with a broken collarbone, which generally take six to eight weeks to heal
This is not the first time Rodgers has suffered an injury to the area in his career, suffering a fractured collarbone in 2013
The team announced via Twitter that there’s a ‘chance’ the former Super Bowl champion could be out for the rest of the season.
The Packer’s QB appeared to land hard on his right shoulder after Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr came in for the tackle, driving him into the turf.
This is not the first time Rodgers has suffered damage to the area. Back in 2013, Rodgers sustained a fractured collarbone during a mid-November game, coming back in Week 17 to push his team into the playoffs.
But that injury affected Rodger’s left shoulder, whereas Sunday’s injury severely limits his throwing arm.
Brett Hundley (pictured) replaced Rodgers with the Packers losing 23-10 to Minnesota
Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants is carted off the field after sustaining an injury during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers (Pictured October 8, 2017)
Doctors generally place the healing window at six to eight weeks with similar injuries, meaning the 33-year-old could miss some significant time this season.
Rodgers joins a growing list of NFL stars out of action across the league due to injury.
Last week, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. fractured his ankle, with doctors saying the 24-year-old will likely be out for the rest of the season and will require surgery.
That came one day after Texans defensive end JJ Watt suffered a season ending knee injury, who needed to be carted off the field last week and taken to the hospital.
J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans is helped off the field after later was reported be a tibial plateau fracture at NRG Stadium on October 7, 2017