by Aaron Wilson
November 05, 02013
Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed that he has a broken collarbone, but isn't sure when he'll return.
It's his left, non-throwing shoulder.
“I have a fractured collarbone, and we have not talked at all – regardless of what’s been reported – we haven’t talked at all about a timetable or anything,” Rodgers said during his weekly ESPN Radio show. “We’re still going through the process of testing, but we do know that the collarbone is fractured and we still have not talked about or discussed any long-term prognosis.”
There have been reports of Rodgers being out three weeks.
“I think we’ll know more as the week goes on, but I do have a fractured collarbone," Rodgers said. "That’s a significant injury. We’ll know more about the severity and the timetable later this week.
“There has not been any timetable that has been talked about with me, the docs, coaches, anybody who represents me, any of my family members. So, we’re holding out hope that this will be a quick heal. But it is a significant injury.”
Rodgers said he won't need surgery.
“It’s a difficult injury because there’s not a specific type of rehab you can do for this. It’s not like you can get a massage or stim or the different various treatments that they have out there that can try to get you back quicker,” Rodgers said. “You just have to wait for the bone to heal. That’s going to be the frustrating part, but I feel like I’ve been a quick healer in the past and am hopeful this will be on the short end of whatever prognosis comes up.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.