Rodgers has ’13 screws’ in collarbone

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Aaron Rodgers has traded in shoulder pads for shoulder slings since breaking his collarbone a few weeks back.

The Packers quarterback will make his first public appearance Thursday night in a pre-taped segment on Conan, the TBS late-night talk show, since undergoing surgery on his (likely) season-ending injury.

In a clip released ahead of the “Clueless Gamer” segment, Rodgers, in a sling, told host Conan O’Brien that he has “13 screws” in his collarbone.

However, Rodgers wouldn’t confirm to ESPN’s Jason Wilde exactly how many screws are in his collarbone, telling Wilde, “It’s TV. Sometimes you exaggerate. And then sometimes, you tell the truth.”

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the number of screws plus the potential existence of a “longer plate,” as described by sports doctor David J. Chao, is further evidence that Rodgers will not return this season.

On injured reserve, Rodgers will have a lot of free time this year. Hopefully, more media appearances are in order, screws permitting. (Via


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