Aaron Rodgers’ throwing shoulder is ‘banged up’

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ throwing shoulder is “banged up,” according to coach Mike McCarthy, who explained Rodgers’ presence on the injury report to reporters. McCarthy’s comments were reported by Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Rodgers added further comments on his shoulder, basically shrugging it off.

“But we all are at this time,” Rodgers said. “It’s Week 11 coming up, everybody is dealing with different things. That’s the NFL. You get a routine, learn how to take care of your body and push through things.”

When asked whether he had any concern about his availability against the Vikings, Rodgers simply said: “No.”

Rodgers is half right. We’re at the point of the NFL season where everyone is dealing with various bumps and bruises, and Rodgers is actually having a fairly decent season to the tune of 2,270 pass yards with 21 touchdowns and just three interceptions while completing 63.3 percent of his passes.

But Green Bay has also lost three games in a row following a 6-0 start, including an 18-16 loss to the lowly Detroit Lions last weekend. That can also be attributed to the defense, but one can only wonder if he is dealing with some sort of injury, though his numbers suggest otherwise.

Green Bay has an important game against the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

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