The Green Bay Packers placed Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve after the quarterback had surgery on his broken collarbone.
The team made the move Friday. Rodgers and Packers coach Mike McCarthy have said that Thursday's surgery went well.
The two-time NFL MVP is out indefinitely. McCarthy has said Rodgers could miss the rest of the season after getting hurt last weekend against the Vikings.
Rodgers posted an Instagram message early Friday, showing a photo of himself in a hospital bed and thanking well-wishers for their "love, support, thoughts and prayers."
Rodgers gave a "hang loose" sign with his left hand, with bandages covering the area near his injured shoulder. He added the phrase "comeback starts now" with a hashtag.
Backup Brett Hundley has replaced Rodgers. He will make his first NFL start on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Elliott court date set
A court date of Oct. 30 was set for Ezekiel Elliott vs. the NFL in the ongoing battle regarding his six-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy and his playing status for this year.
That indicates Elliott is not only cleared to play Sunday against San Francisco but also in the Oct. 28 game at Washington.
Winston will play
Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston tested his injured throwing shoulder in practice and will start Sunday's game against the Bills.
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter made the announcement Friday after the third-year quarterback worked with the first-team offense for the first time since spraining his right shoulder during last week's 38-33 loss at Arizona.
Winston was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, taking "mental reps" while backup Ryan Fitzpatrick prepared to face the Bills.
•Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette could miss his first game of the season because of a sprained right ankle.
• Titans running back DeMarco Murray (hamstring), tight end Delanie Walker (calf injury) and linebacker Derrick Morgan (abdominal strain) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.
•Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) and defensive end Courtney Upshaw (knee) are expected to play against the Patriots.
•Broncos right tackle Donald Stephenson tore his left calf muscle at practice, the third right tackle to get hurt in a five-day span, and linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a season-ending elbow injury.
•Bills receiver Jordan Matthews is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers because of a thumb injury.
•Dolphins center Mike Pouncey (concussion) returned to practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.
•The Raiders' Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game without pay for Thursday night's incident in which he made contact with a referee.