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Rodgers suffers collarbone fractureSubmitted: 11/05/2013
Story By Joe Dufek

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.

Packers host Philadelphia on Sunday.


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