GREEN BAY, Wis. (WEAU) - Tuesday afternoon the Green Bay Packers announced that they have placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve.
No. 12 returned to action on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers for the first time since breaking his right collarbone back in Week 6. The Packers lost their game with the Panthers, 31-24. Green Bay was officially eliminated from playoff contention Monday night after the Falcons defeated the Buccaneers, 24-21.
The move appears to be based on the Packers no longer being in the playoff picture and that Rodgers returned from his injury not at full health. In his first game back Aaron Rodgers was 26 for 45 passing with 290 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He was also sacked 3 times for a loss of 26 yards.
With Rodgers back on IR, that means Brett Hundley will take over under center and newly re-signed quarterback Joe Callahan will serve as his backup for the final two weeks of the season. The Packers host the Vikings this Saturday night right here on WEAU 13 News.