Aaron Rodgers Played 2018 on a Broken Leg

April 09, 2019 - 2:51 pm

MILWAUKEE (105.7 The Fan) -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a knee injury in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season. Though he returned in that game to mount a come-from-behind win over the Chicago Bears and didn't miss any subsequent starts, he clearly wasn't 100 percent in the following weeks as his mobility remained hampered and his knee was braced.

What many didn't realize, though, was the extent of Rodgers' injury.

In an interview Monday, Rodgers revealed the details of the injury suffered under the weight of Bears defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris. Not only did he play through a sprained left MCL, he played through a tibial plateau fracture -- a break in the upper portion of his shin bone, just below his sprained MCL.

That's right, Rodgers played an entire NFL season -- enduring hit after hit after hit -- with a broken leg. The two-time MVP threw for 4,442 yards and 25 touchdowns on that leg as the Packers finished 6-9-1.