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Aaron Rodgers Suffers Concussion in Packers' Loss

Oct 10, 2010 – 6:05 PM
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Packers Aaron Rodgers injury concussionquarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a concussion when he was hit on his last pass of the Packers' 16-13 overtime loss to the Redskins Sunday, the team announced.

That injury means Rodgers will need to be medically cleared before he could practice this week and before he could play next Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. As the NFL has become increasingly concerned about the health consequences of players suffering concussions on the field, teams are exercising greater caution in putting players back on the field.

In other words, there's a good chance Rodgers will not be on the field next Sunday against the Dolphins. Matt Flynn is currently listed as the backup on Green Bay's depth chart.

The injury may have occurred on Green Bay's last offensive play, in which Rodgers was hit hard as he threw a pass that was intercepted by Washington's Laron Landry. The turnover set up the Redskins' game-winning field goal.

Rodgers is just the latest in a long line of Packers injuries, which included tight ends Jermichael Finley and Donald Lee, defensive tackle Ryan Pickett and linebacker Clay Matthews on Sunday.

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