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Aaron Rodgers does not plan to have surgery on injured toe during Packers’ bye week, per report

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Aaron Rodgers will not have surgery on his fractured toe during the Green Bay Packers‘ upcoming bye week, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. The hope is that Rodgers’ toe will heal and improve during the team’s Week 13 bye week. 

Rodgers revealed last week that he suffered the injury while working out at home during his recent quarantine. Despite the injury, Rodgers has continued to play at an MVP level. Since coming off of the team’s COVID-19 list, Rodgers has thrown six touchdowns against just one interception while leading the Packers to wins over the Seahawks and Vikings. And while the Packers came up short against the Vikings in Week 11, Rodgers delivered with a season-high 385 passing yards and four touchdown passes. 

In Sunday’s 36-28 win over the Rams, Rodgers threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for his third touchdown of the season while helping the Packers improve to 9-3 through 12 games. 

Following Sunday’s game, the reigning league MVP alluded to the Packers’ most recent Super Bowl championship team when discussing Green Bay’s current team. Like the 2010 team, Green Bay’s roster is full of talented yet unheralded players such as cornerback Rasul Douglas. A member of the Cardinals‘ practice squad before the Packers signed him early last month, Douglas’ pick-six of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford late in the third quarter stretched the Packers’ lead to 36-17. 

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“I said it a while back about 2010, there were a lot of guys on that team I feel like that weren’t wanted by certain people, certain teams,” Rodgers said, via Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. “They thought they were done or just couldn’t find a place for them. I’m really proud of those contributions.”

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