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NFL Injury Analysis: Rodgers to Miss Significant Time

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Aaron Rodgers

During the 2013 NFL season, the Packers lost their Pro Bowl quarterback to a fractured clavicle (collarbone) during a defeat at the hands of a division rival. Rodgers’ shoulder injury occurred in the first quarter after his arm was driven into the ground by a defender. The weight of the linebacker applying the hit compounded the fall, sending a high amount of force through Rodgers’ left arm. The hit applied an axial load to the bone, the perfect mechanism of injury for a clavicle fracture. Rodgers would miss his team’s next seven starts before making a late season return.

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