Aaron Rodgers Injury: Updates on Packers Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

Joe PantornoFeatured Columnist

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be spending part of his offseason on the recovery trail after undergoing knee surgery.

Continue for updates.

McCarthy Comments on Rodgers' Recovery

Thursday, Feb. 25 

"I would think so," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters when asked about whether Rodgers would be ready for OTAs. "The way he's hitting the golf ball I would think he's ready to go."

Rodgers Comments on Surgery

Sunday, Feb. 14

Rodgers, who has been participating in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, said his knee feels "great" following surgery to "clean up [an] old injury", according to Garrett Johnston for USA Today.

“It was just good to be out there walking normally,” Rodgers said about participating in the golf tournament, per Johnston. “It feels great. It’s nice to not have any clunking around or anything, so it was good.”

Rodgers Had Minor Procedure Done

Friday, Jan. 29

According to Jason Wilde and Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rodgers underwent knee surgery just days after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Round in what was described as a "minor scope."

Wilde and Demovsky indicated a source said this procedure was done to "[clean up] an old injury."

The only time Rodgers appeared on the Packers injury report was before Week 11, but it was for his right shoulder. Rodgers started all 16 games this season, playing all but 10 snaps (per Wilde and Demovsky); it can not be pinpointed where Rodgers could have sustained any sort of injury to the knee.

The 2014 MVP should be ready to participate in the team's offseason program beginning in April.

Rodgers has had an injury history with this left knee. According to Wilde and Demovsky, he had reconstructive surgery on it in January 2004 following his freshman season at California.

This injury could have hampered his 2015 season. Rodgers recorded 3,821 yards, his lowest output in a season where he played more than nine games.

He also experienced career lows with a 60.7 completion percentage, 238.8 passing yards per game and 6.7 yards per attempt.

Despite those down numbers, it was still a memorable season for Rodgers, who completed two Hail Mary passes. One was to win a game against the Detroit Lions in Week 13 to keep the Packers' playoff hopes alive, while the other forced overtime in the divisional round against the Cardinals.

The NFL showed the replay of his playoff miracle:

For the Packers, they'll want to be as cautious as possible with their Super Bowl-winning franchise quarterback. With no rush for a return, they should triple- and quadruple-check the status of his knee before giving the OK to resume football activity.


Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.