Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to skip Pro Bowl

Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won't play in the upcoming Pro Bowl, according to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.

Rodgers cited a collection of ailments including an injured knee and ankle injury. He reported having an injection in his knee on Tuesday.

He is the second quarterback to take his name off the NFC roster. The Redskins' Robert Griffin III will miss the all-star game while he recovers from last week's knee surgery to repair his ACL and LCL.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees was selected to take Griffin's roster spot. A replacement will also been needed for quarterback Matt Ryan if the Falcons win the upcoming NFC Championship Game and qualify for the Super Bowl.

Rodgers, who completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 4,295 yards, 39 touchdowns and eight interceptions, was critical of the effort exerted by some of his NFC teammates, who "embarrassed" him in last year's Pro Bowl.

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