Aaron Rodgers has been dealing with a fractured toe since he came off the COVID-19 list back in November, but the reigning NFL MVP is expected to be at 100% when the Green Bay Packers get back on the field in the divisional round of the playoffs.
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Rodgers said on Wednesday that he hasn’t received a pain-killing injection for the toe in several weeks.
“That’s been the most encouraging thing. Got through last week without doing one,” Rodgers said during a press conference on Wednesday. “It was just a pretty standard shot in the toe — very painful, but numbing agent. So that helped me get through the games. The whole goal was to be able to not have to do that, and it’s been a few games now without doing that.”
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Rodgers continued: “So, I’m feeling good, practiced today. [I’m] close to 100 percent. I think I should be 100% probably by next week.”
In the eight games since his return from the COVID-19 list, Rodgers completed 70% of his passes for 2,221 yards with 20 touchdowns and only one interception. So, clearly, the injury didn’t really have much of an impact on his play.
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Rodgers is expected to win back-to-back MVP awards this year after guiding the Packers to the No. 1 seed in the NFC for a second-straight season. He finished the season completing 60% of his passes for 4,115 yards with 37 touchdowns and four interceptions. He led the league with an incredible 111.9 passer rating.