UPDATE: Packers coach Mike McCarthy said during his postgame news conference Rodgers had a “clear” head but was experiencing a headache as the result of his concussion. McCarthy said Rodgers was pulled several plays after the hit because when he showed signs of being groggy. He didn’t have an update on the severity of the concussion, though, and said Rodgers would follow normal post-concussion protocol this week.
The Packers were dealt a serious blow in Sunday’s game against the Lions when QB Aaron Rodgers was ruled out with his second concussion of the season.
Rodgers was injured at the end of an 18-yard scramble during the second quarter when he was tackled from behind by Lions LB Landon Johnson. As Rodgers went down, the left side of his helmet slammed hard off the Ford Field turf.
The tough part is that it was all avoidable had Rodgers slid instead of taking the hit.
Rodgers finished the drive, but he was on the sideline in a baseball cap as Matt Flynn replaced him on the final drive of the half.