Packers QB Aaron Rodgers denies he has ‘COVID toe,’ reveals his toe is fractured

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed Wednesday he has a fractured toe on his left foot, not “COVID toe” like he mentioned during his appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday.

Rodgers said he sustained the toe injury while increasing his at-home workouts during his quarantine with COVID-19 leading up to the Packers’ Week 10 matchup with the Seahawks. He said he didn’t think the injury was serious until he had the toe examined last Saturday before the team’s Week 11 game against the Vikings. Rodgers is expected to play Sunday when the Packers host the Rams.

Rodgers said he was joking about having “COVID toe” and took a jab at The Wall Street Journal for running with the story on Wednesday morning. Rodgers even lifted up his foot to show his toe during his video press conference to prove there were no signs of “COVID toe.”

The Packers quarterback added that surgery hasn’t been ruled out, and that could happen during the team’s bye week in Week 13. He added it’s more of a pain issue than anything else. Rodgers didn’t seem too hampered by the toe injury in the Packers’ 34-31 loss to the Vikings on Sunday, throwing for 385 yards with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 148.4 passer rating.

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