Aaron Rodgers Returns in Third Quarter After Sitting Out Series With Calf Injury

Aaron Rodgers was taken to the locker room on a cart after suffering a calf injury late in the second quarter Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers was taken to the locker room on a cart after suffering a calf injury late in the second quarter Sunday. –AP

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was taken to the locker room on a cart after suffering an apparent non-contact injury late in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against Detroit, but returned mid-way through the third quarter.

Rodgers buckled and fell to the turf as he made a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb, grabbing the lower part of his leg before being helped to the sideline.

Shortly after Rodgers entered the locker room, the Packers official Twitter account said he had suffered a calf injury and his return was questionable. Backup Matt Flynn played the first series of the second half, but Rodgers re-entered the game for the second.

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The winner of the game will secure the NFC North and a first-round bye, while the loser will be relegated to a wild card spot. The bye could prove crucial to the Packers should this injury affect Rodgers for a week or more.

Rodgers was limited in practice this week with a calf injury, according to the team’s injury report.

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