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In light of a lost season, the Packers organization has to ask themselves: what's the point in playing Aaron Rodgers the rest of the way? After the punishment he took this year highlighted by a knee injury early in the season, No. 12 may be in line for an early offseason.
And yes, the injury issues only compounded themselves on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers may have tweaked something on the Hail Mary attempt to end the half. He appeared to grimace and then stretch out one of his legs. He walked off talking to one of the medical staffers. https://t.co/etlXEnzirE— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 16, 2018
Rodgers spent most of Sunday's game at Soldier Field on his back, after he was hit a dozen times, including five sacks on the day.
His impressive 402 pass attempts streak without an interception was ended when he threw a prayer ball into the end zone late in the game. He was also in plenty of pain the entire afternoon after being brought down hard in the second quarter.
These injuries tend to compound themselves, and compromising for one malady could easily lead to additional complications. With the team officially out of the postseason, why on earth would you risk it?
The Packers were missing three quarters of their offensive line and have no incentive to bring them back to risk further injury.