Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone “in the near future”. That was the message from coach Mike McCarthy on Monday.
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Anthony Barr’s hit on the Packers quarterback was “above board,” and said the Vikings are not a dirty football team. Mike McCarthy has different thoughts on Barr’s hit.
“He’s out of the pocket, he’s clearly expecting to get hit,” McCarthy said. “To pin him to the ground like that, I felt it was an illegal act. To sit here and lose any of your players on something like that, it doesn’t feel very good. Yeah, I didn’t like the hit. It was unnecessary, totally unnecessary, in my opinion.”
Rodgers was rolling out late in the first quarter. After he released the ball, he was hit by Barr and the Vikings linebacker continued to drive him into the turf.
As of Monday afternoon, surgery had not been scheduled according to McCarthy. But no decision on Rodgers roster spot will likely be made until after the surgery. [Read more…]