Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers has tested positive for COVID-19 in what will be a bitter blow for the side with the player now out of contention until at least November 13.
It means that he misses a crunch clash against the Kansas City Chiefs and as a result, this could significantly hamstring the Packers in offense.
The news of the player’s positive COVID-19 test has been met with particular negativity and there is a general feeling that this will not go down well in the media after recent comments about his attitude and personal stance towards being vaccinated.
“Yeah, I’ve been immunized,” Rodgers said recently. “There’s a lot of conversation around it, around the league, and a lot of guys who have made statements and not made statements, owners who have made statements. There’s guys on the team that haven’t been vaccinated. I think it’s a personal decision. I’m not going to judge those guys.”
At the time, Rodgers wasn’t asked specifically whether he had been vaccinated, however, his comments will now be remembered more vividly due to the fact that his absence could cost the Packers significantly.
Packers positive start to season under threat?
Since losing their first outing, the Packers have won their last six, a run of form that is one of the best in the NFL this season, though losing a player with the impact that Rodgers has on their performances could see this cause a series of problems.
The effect that it has on the rest of the team will be interesting and luckily Rodgers will only miss one game in the worst-case scenario, returning for the match-up against the Seattle Seahawks which will be a crucial fixture heading into the Thanksgiving period.
Rodgers was the star of the show last time out in the team’s 24-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals with two downs, so scoring responsibility may fall to 31-year-old wide receiver Randall Cobb for the game against the Chiefs who present many dangers in their own quarterback sensation Patrick Mahomes.
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