Aaron Rodgers had a tough 2018 season to notify the least. The Green Bay Packers passed over the postseason for the 2nd straight year and fired longtime head coach Mike McCarthy, and the general while Rodgers was as soon as playing via a knee hurt that was as soon as far extra excessive than we were resulted in imagine.
Rodgers told The Wilde and Tausch radio point out on ESPN Milwaukee on Monday that the knee hurt that he suffered in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears was as soon as “a tibial plateau demolish and an MCL sprain.”
“My two bones that come collectively on the out of doorways made an indent demolish,” the Packers quarterback explained, per ESPN. “One of the best thing was as soon because it be no longer mountainous weight-bearing nonetheless there is positively some moves that affected it.”
After struggling the hurt within the foremost half of the season opener, Rodgers left the recreation nonetheless returned to lead Green Bay to an inconceivable comeback victory. The QB didn’t lunge away out a originate up for the remainder of the season nonetheless most frequently looked as if he was as soon as light or immobilized by the early knee suppose. Now every person is aware of why.
A “tibial plateau demolish” is the identical hurt that induced Houston Texans considerable individual J.J. Watt to transfer away out the final three months of the 2017 season. Rodgers known as the hurt “very painful,” which given Watt’s diagnosis seems to be fancy an underestimation in hindsight.
As effectively as to offering specifics about his Week 1 hurt, Rodgers detailed the concussion he suffered within the Week 17 finale against the Detroit Lions, which knocked him out of the recreation.
“I’m proud of the reality that I started 16 games. It be disappointing the blueprint it ended, getting that concussion was as soon as disappointing and likewise a little bit of upsetting, in truth,” Rodgers explained. “I could perhaps per chance perhaps no longer glance. I misplaced imaginative and prescient, positively peripheral. I got hit, and I came over to the sideline, and I came inspire accessible for that third series, the smartly-liked peripheral shrunk to fancy blinders.”
Given the accidents he was as soon as struggling with, Rodgers’ subpar season (by his standards) will also be positioned in better context.
The QB’s hurt comments came within the identical interview where he answered to a fresh Bleacher Chronicle article that lined the stay of the McCarthy period in Green Bay. Rodgers known as the article a “smear a****k” suffering from “a series of wrong or wrong opinions or details.”