Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has revealed that he had 13 screws inserted into his injured collarbone to help it repair. The 33-year-old broke the news during the "Clueless Gamer" segment on Conan O'Brien's late-night show.
Rodgers suffered the broken right clavicle during the team's Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
The Packers initially announced that the injury could cost Rodgers the remainder of the 2017 season, but after the quarterback had his surgery and was placed on injured reserve, the team is reportedly holding out hope he can still return to action late this season, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
"We're actually discussing all the long-term options at this point," coach Mike McCarthy last week, per Demovsky. "The focus has been on Aaron's health, making sure everything went well with the surgery, and those discussions will continue."
Rodgers previously broke his clavicle on his non-throwing side and missed seven weeks in the 2013 season. Given that this injury occurred on his throwing side, however—and was serious enough to require 13 screws—it's likely Rodgers' recovery time will be at least somewhat longer than his previous experience.
With Rodgers sidelined, Brett Hundley has assumed the starting role. He's 0-2 in his two appearances this season and will have to face a tough Detroit Lions team in Week 9 when the Packers return from their bye week.