By Matt Fisk: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a left shoulder injury on Monday night in the Packers game against the Chicago Bears in Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The injury was bad enough to where Rodgers had to exit the game and be replaced by #2 backup quarterback Seneca Wallace. As of the 2nd quarter, the Packers are trailing the Bears 14-10. Rodgers completed 1 of 2 passes for 27 yards with 1 sack in the game.
This could be very serious if Rodgers misses anytime for the Packers because they are 5-2 in the NFL North, and if they want to stay on top of the division above the Detroit Lions and the Bears, then they’re going to need Rodgers to return to the lineup soon, if not this game.
It’s unclear if Wallace is good enough to lead the Packers to victory tonight, as he’s not played much in the last couple of years in the league. Bears quarterback Josh McCown is playing well thus far tonight with 10 completions out of 15 passes for 151 yards in less than 2 full quarters of action.
Jay Cutler thinks he can play for Bears against Lions
Injured Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler Believes he’s healthy enough to return to action and play this Sunday in the Bears’ game against the Detroit Lions. Cutler suffered a bad groin injury last month in the Bears 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins on October 20th. At the time there was talk that Cutler would miss at least two months, but the time schedule has gone up considerably in the last week with Cutlers saying that he’s healthy enough to return to action.
Cutler has yet to be cleared by the Bears team doctors, and it’s going to be interesting to see if they let him back on the field this quickly. I don’t see they would take the risk, especially given the fact that McCown is playing so qell in Cutler’s absence.
Cutler is having the best season if his career in completing 146 of 225 passes for 1,658 yards with a completion percentage of 64.9. Cutler is on the bubble this season with his contract with the Bears expiring after the end of the season. Cutler wants a new contract which would pay him big money, but unless he shows that he’s worth it by playing out of his head this season, then there’s really no point in the Bears re-signing him. They can get a younger player and have Bears head coach Marc Trestman shape and groom him.