MILWAUKEE - Monday night, the Packers lost both the game and their quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers suffered a small fracture in the collarbone of his left shoulder.
Rodgers suffered the injury on this sack in the first quarter. It happened on a sack on the opening drive of the game. Shae McClellin of the Bears with the tackle. Rodgers did not return.
ESPN reports Rodgers could be out for three weeks.
On his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee, Rodgers described what happened on the play.
"As I stepped up to the pocket, I moved to my right," Rodgers explains. "I kinda got grabbed there by Shae (McClellin)... he bear hugged me... there was a forceful throw down. Maybe a tad quicker than I thought. My arm just got caught underneath me."
Rodgers hopes it will be a "quick heal." He says no timetable has been set.
Seneca Wallace replaced Rodgers last night.
He led the team to a touchdown in the first quarter. He completed 11 of 19 passes for 114 yards. He also threw an interception and was sacked four times.
Packers fell 27-20 to the Bears. Green Bay, Chicago, and Detroit are all tied for first in the NFC North.
Packers activated former Badger QB Scott Tolzein from the practice squad.
The Pack will now prepare with Seneca Wallace running the offense while Rodgers remains on the sidelines.
WAUSAU - Drugs led to four arrests and one death in north-central Wisconsin on Monday.
The Marathon County Sheriff's Office reports a 37-year-old Shawano man died after apparently overdosing on methamphetamine.
Witnesses say 37-year-old Lucas Groshek and his wife, Carolyn, were shaking and convulsing in a car in the eastern Marathon County town of Norrie. Mr. Groshek died before getting to the hospital. Mrs. Groshek, 33, is in stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
RHINELANDER - Three decades-old signs greet people coming into Rhinelander from various sides. But if you drive past them every day, you likely don't even notice them. Rhinelander wants to make sure those old signs stand out.
Several Republican senators, including Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), have said they're not ready to vote.
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) says he supports Johnson on this.
"We've given Senator Johnson some suggestions," Walker said. "I think he wants to vote for it, he made the promise when he ran in '10 and then last year in 2016 that he would vote to repeal it, he wants to do that, he just wants to make sure that the repeal ultimately ends up serving the people of Wisconsin well."
Both Democratic and Republican senators say they have issues with the bill.
Some Republicans say the bill doesn't get rid of enough of the Affordable Care Act.
Democrats worry about Medicaid cuts.
Walker says he wants Wisconsin to continue to do what it does well in healthcare.
"What I've asked Senator Johnson is help us do the things we've been successful at," Walker said. "We're a top ten state when it comes to access for healthcare for citizens, we're a top ten state with the quality of our healthcare systems. We want to maintain that going forward."
On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office said the new bill would cause 22 million Americans to be uninsured.
Johnson put out a statement Tuesday saying he was glad there won't be a vote this week.
WAUSAU - Many of us try to honor our veterans whenever we can.
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) added one more way.
The Governor visited several veteran-owned businesses across the state Tuesday for Veteran-Owned Business Day.
Tuesday afternoon he stopped at Prosthetic Orthotic Center in Wausau.
He says veteran-owned businesses are good for other veterans and the economy.
"We found statistically that veterans are about 30 percent more likely to hire fellow veterans as employees," Walker said. "So it's good all the way around."
If you are a veteran-owned business, you can register with the state at WisVets.com
That way you can get a decal that says Wisconsin Veteran-Owned for your business window or door.
You also get listed in a state veteran-owned business directory.
"We're branding it, letting the public know that businesses that are owned by veterans, letting them know whether it's in a sign in their window or whether it's on the website, or other ways that we can draw attention," Walker said.
About 390,000 veterans live in Wisconsin, and about 11 percent of the state's businesses are veteran-owned.
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