Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers re-injures left calf, returns to game
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left the field with a left calf injury in the second quarter of the team's game against the Detroit Lions. He later returned to the game midway through the third quarter.
Rodgers sustained the injury while running toward the end zone. He stopped mid-run and threw a short touchdown pass to receiver Randall Cobb. The Packers led 14-0 when Rodgers left.
Rodgers had been limited in practice last week after he injured his left calf last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was listed as probable for Sunday's game.
Rodgers had completed 6 of 9 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown when he left the game.
All three Packers quarterbacks - Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien - were active on Sunday for the first time this season. Flynn replaced Rodgers in the game, and completed the one pass he attempted for six yards.
Rodgers was helped off the field, and was taken to the locker room on a cart. As he left, fans chanted, "MVP."
- Sarah Barshop