Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will undergo surgery to repair a broken right collarbone and his season “potentially could be over,” coach Mike McCarthy told the media Monday.
In addition to being dismayed by that news, McCarthy was also angry about the hit Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr put on Rodgers that caused the injury.
Debate has continued to swarm about rather it was a late hit, with the blow coming just as Rodgers released the pass as he rolled to his right outside of the pocket. Some called it just a bang-bang football play. Others described it as dirty.
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“I didn’t like the hit. It was totally unnecessary in my opinion,” he told the media on Monday.
Not surprisingly, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer saw it a bit differently.
“I don't know what the scrutiny is,” Zimmer said. “We're playing football. It's unfortunate that he got hurt but I think everything was above board. We're not a dirty football team. We'll never be a dirty football team as long as I'm here. We're going to play within the rules and sometimes things happen.”
Brett Hundley replaced Rodgers in the 23-10 loss to the Vikings.