Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted to WTMJ Radio that he played the 2009 season with substantial injuries.
Rodgers appeared on the Packers’ injury report five times during the season, being listed as probable each time, which doesn’t equate to substantial injuries in football terms. However, team’s often play fast and loose with their injury reports and the true severity of Rodgers’ injuries don’t come as a surprise considering how terribly the Packers offensive line played.
“I didn’t make a big deal about this but I had some pretty substantial foot injuries throughout the season, sprained both feet at different times in the year.”
Rodgers also said he had a shoulder injury and that his body didn’t start feeling good until a month after the season ended.
Amazingly, Rodgers still managed to throw for 4,434 yards and 30 touchdowns in the regular season.
The Packers used the draft to strengthen their leaky offensive line, which gave up a league worst 51 sacks, drafting left tackle Bryan Bulaga in the first round and guard Marshall Newhouse in the fifth.
Hopefully, these additions, along with continued improvement from the rest of the unit, will keep Rodgers on the field.