In the first game in which Aaron Rodgers has his full offensive line intact, he exited early on a cart with a right shoulder injury after suffering a hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr early in the first quarter.
In the first game in which Aaron Rodgers had his full offensive line intact, he suffered a broken collarbone early in the first quarter after a late hit outside the pocket by Vikings LB Anthony Barr.
The Packers confirmed the injury on Twitter, saying, "there's a chance he could miss the rest of the season." FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer originally reported that the team feared the injury was a broken collarbone.
Rodgers escaped the pocket to his right and uncoiled to Martellus Bennett on second down, just before Barr came screaming in and dropped the quarterback on his right side. Rodgers, who was unhappy with Barr after the hit, stayed down on the field for a moment before walking to the sideline and entering the medical tent. He was then transported on a cart into the locker room, with backup Brett Hundley and other teammates offering encouragement for Rodgers.
The Packers welcomed back starting LT David Bakhtiari for the first time since Week 1, giving Green Bay its full offensive line for the first time this season, in the same game it began without three of its top four defensive backs. Since Rodgers left, guard Lane Taylor, cornerback Quinten Rollins and right tackle Bryan Bulaga have also departed with injuries.
Rodgers entered Week 6 second in the NFL in passing touchdowns, including a dramatic game-winner in the closing seconds to Davante Adams last week to beat the Cowboys and advance the Packers to 4-1 and atop the NFC North.
Hundley began his first full series for the Packers with 1:42 left in the first quarter of a scoreless game. He's tossed one touchdown, to Adams, and the Packers trail Minnesota, 17-10, midway through the third quarter.
Rodgers suffered a broken left collarbone in Week 9 in 2013 on a hit by Bears linebacker Shea McClellin. He missed seven games prior to returning in Week 17 in Chicago to propel the Packers past the Bears in the unofficial NFC North title game.
Green Bay went 2-4-1 in Rodgers' absence, starting three different quarterbacks.