Packers QB Aaron Rodgers confirms his thumb has been broken since week 5, won’t have surgery

quarterback confirmed Wednesday that he has been dealing with a broken thumb since Week 5 of the NFL season.

According to Rodgers, he sustained the injury on the last play in London against the . He also mentioned that he has had worse injuries and never considered surgery for this one.

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The Packers’ five-game losing streak also began in Week 5. The team was able to snap the streak with on Nov. 13.

The thumb injury saga

Throughout that losing streak, reports circulated about Rodgers’ thumb without confirmation that the digit was indeed fractured.

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The Packers (4-7) struggled offensively against the on “Thursday Night Football.” Rodgers was a decent 24-of-39 passing for 227 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

However, some of those incomplete passes were uncharacteristic misfires to wide-open receivers. He went 8-for-16 in the fourth quarter, with his longest pass being a 28-yarder to .

The veteran quarterback went on the “Pat McAfee Show” Tuesday when he answered questions about his thumb and his missed throws, but didn’t clearly confirm whether or not it was broken.

“My thumb is what it is, it’s been an issue since the Giants, but not an issue that I’m gonna rely on as an excuse,” Rodgers said.

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This season, Rodgers has completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 6.8 yards per attempt, his lowest since 2015.

He’s also recorded 2,542 passing yards and 19 touchdowns with seven interceptions.

Similar to now, Rodgers played through a for much of the 2021 season and chose not to have surgery.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won't have surgery on his broken thumb. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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