Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers says his toe is fractured, puts bare foot in front of camera to clear up COVID toe 'disinformation'


The broken toe of Rodgers is being put into the camera.

During a news conference, Rodgers sets the record straight on what's going on with his toes. (0:52)

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The Green Bay Packers' quarterback put his bare foot in front of the camera on Wednesday in an effort to clear up the issue that has bothered him since he returned from injury.

On Tuesday, Rodgers made a joke about "COVID toe" on "The Pat McAfee Show", which was taken as fact by the Wall Street Journal.

Rodgers lifted his left foot in front of the camera and said that if he had enough room on the camera, he could show you his foot problems. There's no evidence of anything. What a surprise. Disinformation is when you spread false information about an individual. I have a broken toe.

Rodgers said that he got a kick out of reading the article and that he expected an apology from the newspaper. I had never heard of Covid toe before, but that was very interesting. Pat made a joke about it on the show, and I mentioned yesterday that it's worse than a turf toe and it must be a bone issue.

At the start of his press conference, Rodgers said, "I don't know if I have room to get my toe up there."
Here's his full answer about his fractured toe - with a picture of it on the screen.

November 24, 2021.

Jordan Love took the final snaps of the second quarter in place of Rodgers, who went to the locker room before the first half ended because of his injured toe. In the second half, Rodgers was nearly perfect, leading touchdown drives on all three possessions and throwing just one incompletion.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Rodgers will follow a similar practice routine as he did last week, when he only practiced on Friday and only in a limited capacity. Rodgers didn't practice on Wednesday.

We'll handle it day by day, but a lot of it will be on how he's feeling.

Rodgers said he would not miss a game because of the injury, but would consider surgery if the procedure didn't keep him out of any games.

"There are surgical options that don't involve missing time, so we've got a great foot guy in town, who everybody sends stuff to, and he's the best in the business," Rodgers said, referring to renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. I'll look at all of the options over the bye and decide what's best for me.

He said the injury happened while he worked on his conditioning. He did not know the extent of his injury until he returned to the team.

I didn't think it was that bad until I got to the facility on Saturday before the game and got X-rayed, Rodgers said. It's just about pain management.