Aaron Rodgers’ Concussion: The Best and Worst Case Scenarios for the Packers

December 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Packers' loss on Sunday to the Detroit Lions was a crushing blow to both their egos and their playoff hopes, but perhaps the biggest news to come out of the game was the concussion sustained by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, his second of the season.
The best-case scenario for the Packers would be that it was only a mild concussion and Rodgers would be cleared by the medical staff to play Sunday evening against the Patriots, which would give the Packers a puncher's chance against the league's hottest team. After Rodgers sustained his first concussion in a Week 5 loss to the Redskins, he was able to play the following week versus Miami, but the Packers might not be so lucky this time. 
The Packers and their medical staff are more likely to be extra cautious with Rodgers this time to prevent any permanent damage. There have been many quarterbacks in the NFL, including Troy Aikman and Steve Young, who have cut their c...

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