UNDATED (WSAU) Aaron Rodgers, speaking for the first time earlier today about his Monday Night Football injury, confirmed he had a fractured collarbone. On his radio program in Milwaukee Rodgers said it was "a significant injury." He said there is no timetable for his return.
Earlier reports from ESPN and NFL.com suggested that Rodgers would miss about three weeks. Rodgers said it's not known how long it will take him to heal.
He described the recovery process by saying, "It’s a difficult injury because there’s not a specific type of rehab you can do for this....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."
Packers coach Mike McCarthy is expected to have more to say about the injury and the team's outlook for the rest of the season.
If Rodgers is out for three weeks, back-up quarterback Seneca Wallace would start against the Eagles, Giants, and Vikings. Two of those three games are at home, and all are against sub-.500 teams.
The Packers may also look to sign another quaterback. Their choices appear to be Scott Tolzien from their practice squad or former back-up Matt Flynn, who'd most-recently been cut by the Raiders. Brett Favre, now 44, said through his agent Bus Cook that he's premanently retired.