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NFL fans blast Aaron Rodgers over reports of him playing with broken thumb

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has confirmed that his thumb injury is a little worse than what many believe it to be. It's broken. The 38-year-old reportedly hurt his thumb on the last play of the Week 5 outing against the New York Giants, per Matt Schneidman.

Rodgers was a guest on the Pat McAfee show this week and didn't use his injury as an excuse for Green Bay's poor form over the last six weeks. Now that reports of his thumb being broken have emerged, however, the situation seems to be taking on a different look.

Aaron Rodgers confirmed today his right thumb has been broken since Week 5, when the injury happened on the last play in London.Here he is talking about it for a bit. Surgery has never been a thought and it won’t be after the season, either, he said. https://t.co/FbbMOkXYtc

After his chat with the media, it did not take long for NFL fans to come and give their thoughts on Aaron Rodgers' injury. One fan went as far as saying the quarterback is fine and that he just wants to be in the spotlight every week.

"His thumb is fine bro just wants to on headlines every week."
@mattschneidman @TomPelissero His thumb is fine bro just wants to on headlines every week

We know that Rodgers has been hampered by the injury, but as the man himself said, it's not an excuse. Other fans also commented on the issue, with many not giving the signal caller an out.

@mattschneidman @TomPelissero Oh so now he’s “playing bad because he’s injured.” No way. Not today Aaron. You’re not getting out of this one buck-o.
@mattschneidman @TomPelissero Bro is just making up injuries because he’s too afraid to admit he just isn’t that guy anymore
@scottler424 @mattschneidman It's how superstars excuse themselves from piss poor play lol.
@mattschneidman Why should we believe anything this guy says?
@mattschneidman @TomPelissero Could just be a broken nail. Nails are part of the thumb. Wouldn’t be surprised to find out he’s mischaracterizing his “injury”.
@mattschneidman He is so good at making up excuses
@mattschneidman @TomPelissero He should’ve just said it’s been broken the whole season if he wants excuses.
@mattschneidman You know the dude had save this in the excuse folder 📂 since week 5
@mattschneidman This dude always has excuses ready lol

Will Aaron Rodgers play out the season with a broken thumb?

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers will take on the 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. The game presents their last chance to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

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The thumb injury has clearly impacted Aaron Rodgers, but with reaching the playoffs still a possibility, albeit a remote one, he likely will be starting. If the Packers drop their next couple of games, then there could potentially be reason to sit the 38-year-old for the rest of the season.

Why? One, to let his thumb injury heal and two, to give Jordan Love some more experience as he will likely take over from the two-time MVP when he retires.

The 2022 season has been poor for Green Bay and with their superstar now dealing with a broken thumb, the pain looks set to get worse.

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