Aaron Rodgers Injured, Returns To Game

September 09, 2018 - 8:49 pm
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (670 The Score) -- As Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat on the turf grasping his leg Sunday evening, two giant video screens at Lambeau Field flashed a message "QUIET PLEASE." But the entire building had already fallen silent.

Rodgers was sacked by Bears defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris and knocked out of the season opener with what the Packers announced as a knee injury. He limped off the field to a sideline medical tent, remained for evaluations before hopping in the passenger's seat of a cart and riding shotgun to the locker room. However, Rodgers came running out of the tunnel for the second half and returned to action.

The Bears led the Packers 10-0 when the play happened with 9:22 remaining in the second quarter. Rodgers attempted to walk off under his own power before falling to the ground, where he remained for evaluation and assistance from the team medical staff.

Backup quarterback DeShone Kizer took over for Rodgers, leading the Packers to the red zone before he was stripped by new Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack, who also recovered the fumble.

The Bears took a 17-0 halftime lead after Mack later had a pick-six of Kizer. Further details to Rodgers' status will be known after the game.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.