Aaron Rodgers thought he tore his Achilles at first

Green Bay Packers star quarterback strained his calf against the Detroit Lions.

At first, he thought it was a lot more serious.

“My initial thought was I popped my Achilles,” Rodgers said during his weekly radio show. “That’s why I kind of stayed down. It was a very painful sensation.”

Rodgers remained in the game, but later got stepped on by Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

“I don’t think it’s a good thing,” Rodgers said. “The fact that the inside [of the calf] was real weak because that was the initial point of strain in the Tampa game, the outside just kind of gave out on the scramble and the throw to Randall [Cobb]. Fortunate that we have two weeks here because I feel confident that I’ll be in a better spot than I was going into the Lions game with an extra week of rest.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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