Another week, another bizarre Aaron Rodgers storyline.
On Wednesday, the Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback addressed his “COVID toe” situation. Rodgers, who’s been dealing with a toe injury, shot down the idea that his toe injury is related to his COVID-19 diagnosis.
Rodgers admitted that he’s playing through a toe injury, but it’s just a simple fracture, not anything COVID-related.
“I’m glad you asked just so I could show you the lesions of my foot here, so if I have enough room on this camera, let me see if I can,” Rodgers told reporters on Wednesday. “Oh, oh there’s no lesions whatsoever. Oh, what a surprise. No, that’s actually called disinformation when you perpetuate false information about an individual. I have a fractured toe.”
“I have a fractured toe.” pic.twitter.com/DFJJ1OF7LC
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) November 24, 2021
Yes, Rodgers actually showed a photo of his toe to the media.
That’s not all that happened, though. Rodgers also incorrectly called out the author of a Wall Street Journal story that addressed his “COVID toe.”
So in @AaronRodgers12 screed about disinformation, he attacked @molly_knight for writing an article she did not write. SHE DID, however, retweet it to her 100+k followers while taking a sarcastic dig at 12 based on…a totally false article. pic.twitter.com/6KgsBGrkPO
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) November 24, 2021
The reporter Rodgers wrongly called out, Molly Knight, released a statement on Twitter.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) November 24, 2021
It’s been that kind of year for Rodgers. Since his offseason trade demand rumors, there’s been a bizarre new storyline every couple of weeks.
It’s been that kind of year for the NFL, too.
We started the year with Urban Meyer shenanigans, took a left turn through Jon Gruden's emails, and now we've got Aaron Rodgers putting out feet pics.
The NFL is BACK, baby.
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) November 24, 2021
It’s a big weekend for Green Bay, too.
Kickoff between the Packers and Rams is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. E.T.