Aaron Rodgers reveals details of surgery to … Conan O’Brien? (vid)
Aaron Rodgers revealed some interesting details of the surgery on his broken right (throwing) collarbone during an appearance in a Conan O’Brien “Clueless Gamer” segment, of all places.
Rodgers told he late night host that 13 screws were inserted into a plate that holds his collarbone in place while playing “Assassin’s Creed Origins.”
“I rolled out to my right, I threw the ball and I got tackled and kind of slammed on the ground,” Rodgers said of the play when Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. “But I’m good now, 13 screws later and here I am.”
The Green Bay Packers quarterback underwent surgery last Thursday after suffering the collarbone injury during a Week 6 match-up against the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers placed him on injured reserve the next day, meaning he’d be eligible to return to action Dec. 16 in a game against the Carolina Panthers.
A report indicated Rodgers conceivably could begin throwing in six weeks. Considering it took 13 screws to secure a plate to his collarbone — illustrative of how severely Rodgers was injured — perhaps the wisest course of action is to sit out the rest of the season to ensure a return to full strength in 2018.
That said, Rodgers’ return for a potential run at a playoff berth — should the Packers remain in contention for one — cannot be ruled out. It looks like we’ll have to tune in to Conan’s show to stay up to speed on Rodgers’ recovery.