Last season was a frustrating one for the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers. From Week 1, it was a bumpy ride.
Rodgers led his team to a stirring comeback win over the Chicago Bears in the season opener, but did so while playing through an injury he suffered during the game. Rodgers never seemed at full health after that, though he did throw for 4,442 yards and 25 touchdowns against only two interceptions.
It turns out, his Week 1 injury was pretty serious. Rodgers revealed the extent of the damage today.
He suffered a tibial plateau fracture--a fracture of the upper part of the shinbone that involves the knee joint--and a sprained MCL.
The fact Rodgers was able to not only return to the game that night but also not miss any subsequent time is pretty incredible.
While there are some who have infamously questioned Rodgers' leadership style and abilities, you can't question the man's toughness and will to win.
If he didn't care, he wouldn't have played through this issue at age 35.