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Packers: Rodgers to decide on surgery on fractured toe
A toe injury could not stop Aaron Rodgers from leading the Packers to victory over the Rams, but the quarterback may undergo surgery during bye week.
Aaron Rodgers expects "greatness" whenever he is on the field after shaking off a toe injury to guide the Green Bay Packers to a 36-28 win against the Los Angeles Rams, though the reigning NFL MVP is set to decide on whether to have surgery.
But the problem could not slow down Rodgers, whose three touchdowns fuelled the NFC North-leading Packers (9-3) past the slumping Rams (7-4).
Rodgers completed 28 of his 47 passes for 307 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, while the Packers quarterback also rushed for a TD on two carries.
Rodgers: "When I step on the field, I expect greatness"
"When I step on the field, I expect greatness," said Rodgers after his dominant display.
"Anyone who's a great competitor feels the same way. I don't lean on excuses: not practicing, a little toe injury."
Rodgers, who suffered the injury during quarantine with covid-19, added: "It definitely isn't the ideal situation not to practice.
"But if I can go out there, take mental reps, go through the plan and my preparation and feel good about what I'm doing, and when I get out there, I've just got to rely on my instincts.
"The beauty is it's an 11-person-a-side game, and I really feel the offensive line allowed me just to settle in."
Despite Rodgers' efforts, the 37-year-old could still go under the knife during Green Bay's bye to address the problem.
"[We're going to do] some more testing in the morning [Monday] and get a better view of what's going on in there and then make a decision [about surgery]," he added.