Aaron Rodgers 'in a lot of pain' with toe, hoping to heal over Green Bay Packers' bye after next week


The pain in Rodgers' toe is something he is going to fight. (0:56)

Rodgers said his toe was hurting all game and he would have to let it heal through the Packers' bye week. (0:56)

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The Packers quarterback left the field before the first half was over because of his toe injury.

Jordan Love took the final snap before halftime, when the Packers were going to get the ball back.

Rodgers said that it was a little worse than turf toe, but he wouldn't give any more information about it. Without a week off, he doesn't think it will get any better. The Packers will get their bye in Week 13 after playing the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.

Rodgers said he would have to get to the bye and hope to get some healing over the bye week. The same schedule next week. Was in a lot of pain. Went in at halftime to have it checked out. It's very painful. I was having a lot of symptoms when I stepped on the first half. It's going to be a tough week and then hopefully we can start to feel better on the bye.

He won't practice much in advance of the Rams game. His only time on the practice field last week was Friday, and that could be why the game was slow.

He had a game-tying 75-yard touchdown run with 2:08 left in the game. The treatment Rodgers got at halftime must have worked. He led touchdown drives on all three of the Packers' second-half possessions. They were doomed by the start of the game. Their first four drives ended in field goal, punt, missed field goal, and punt.

The Packers finally started to get into a better rhythm in the second half, according to their coach. "We started to be a little bit more aggressive, and our execution was on point." There was a lot of good. We would like to finish a few of those drives a little bit better.

The Packers' defense couldn't come up with a stop after the touchdown, but Rodgers wouldn't let the ball go to him at his own 36-yard line with two minutes left.

"Our defense has been playing so good, some days have to outscore teams that are hot on offense," Rodgers said. When you're playing an offense that's hot, that has a hot quarterback, and stud receivers and a stud back, you have to keep scoring.

We've had a few games like this over the years, thinking about 2012 where we need to outscore them. We didn't do that today. I think we need to start faster. I know Matt will be looking at that this week and dial up some good stuff for L.A., because we gotta score touchdown on those opening plays.

The Packers might have a bigger issue with the offensive line than the five penalties. Left tackle Elgton Jenkins went down with a serious knee injury in the fourth quarter and was almost immediately ruled out. The Packers will find out on Monday if they have a torn knee. The Pro Bowl left guard had been filling in for the All-Pro left tackle who is still recovering from a knee injury.