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Green Bay Packers fan performs sacred ritual to heal Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone (video)

The last time Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in a Nov. 4 game against the Chicago Bears, a game in which he suffered a broken left collarbone when Bears defensive end Shea McClellin sacked him during the team’s first series.

Since then, the Packers have gone 1-3-1 and the outlook for the team making a run at the postseason is dire at best, especially without Rodgers running the show.

Although there remains hope. At 6-6-1, the Packers can still win the mediocre NFC North by overtaking the 7-6 Detroit Lions.

But a lot depends on whether or not the Packers can get Rodgers back on the field. The quarterback’s busted collarbone isn’t healing as quickly as he, the team or the fans had hoped.

That’s where one very spiritual Packers fan enters the fray.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, like some kind of gridiron shaman, the fan conducts several ritualistic ceremonies in a bid to heal Rodgers’ collarbone. There are candles, incense, all the usual trappings of ceremonial rites. I’m pretty sure some of the rituals performed are of Native American origin, although there are also Tarot Cards employed at one point. It’s essentially a grab bag of ritualistic acts — I don’t know, maybe there was some Wiccan stuff thrown in there, too. But it was all done with the goal that the efforts will help Rodgers will heal.

And hey, Rodgers did take snaps during 11-on-11 drills during Thursday’s practice, the first time he has done so since suffering his injury. While he hasn’t been cleared to play, there is still hope that Rodgers still could take the field and start for the Pack when the team takes on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Maybe the healing ritual helped. Or not.

[H/T Deadspin]