Aaron Rodgers out of Packers' Preseason Game vs. Ravens with Back Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 15, 2019

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens due to back tightness. 

According to Mike Spofford of Packers.com, it was a "precautionary" decision. He had previously been expected to play a "quarter or so" after sitting out the team's preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Aug. 8.

Rodgers has been durable throughout his career, though the 35-year-old has had two significant injuries that caused him to miss multiple games in a season. 

In 2013, Rodgers broke his left collarbone during a game against the Chicago Bears that kept him out for seven games. Four years later, the two-time NFL MVP missed seven games after breaking his right collarbone against the Minnesota Vikings

Last season was a mixed bag for Rodgers, who threw for 4,442 yards with 25 touchdowns and two interceptions. His completion percentage (62.3) was his lowest in a 16-game season since 2015. 

The Packers hired Matt LaFleur as head coach during the offseason to get them back on track after back-to-back losing seasons. 

Rodgers' absence figures to give DeShone Kizer a chance to see more time under center.

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