Updated Nov 5, 2013 3: 47 PM ET
Aaron Rodgers has a fractured remaining collarbone and the Packers’ franchise quarterback doesn’t know how long he will become out.
Rodgers offered details of the injury Tuesday on his weekly radio show on 540-AM ESPN. The 2011 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE MVP was hurt after getting sacked by Shea McClellin on a third-down play during the Packers’ 1st series while he was rushing outside the pocket. He hurt his left, non-throwing shoulder.
“I get a fractured collarbone. That’s a substantial injury, ” Rodgers said. “We’ll know more about the severity and the timetable later this week. ”
A source told FOX Sports activities NFL Insider Mike Garafolo that will Rodgers does not need surgery but has gone out indefinitely.
Rodgers said he was holding away hope he would heal quickly. “In this case, it was considerably more pain than I’ve felt in a long time, ” he added.
Rodgers got emotional with one point during the 15-minute look when he described the wedding reception he got from fans when he walked back to sideline in green warmups in the third quarter.
“We put your body on the line. We do it because we love this game. But when I actually walked back out on that industry — I’m getting a little clogged up here just thinking about it, ” Rodgers said, “that was one of the top five moments of my career there. ”
Rodgers is the Packers’ Mr. Dependable. Since taking over for the equally dependable Brett Favre in 2008, Rodgers has only missed a game because of injury once — on December. 19, 2010, for a concussion.
On a team which has been rocked all season by accidents, Rodgers had been a constant and the Packers had reeled off four directly wins despite being without best players like linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb), Randall Cobb (leg) plus Jermichael Finley (neck).
Losing Rodgers might be one of the most devastating blow of all.
The 27-20 loss to the Bears left Green Bay in the three-way tie atop the NFC North with Chicago and the Of detroit Lions, who were idle last week. The offense now falls into the hands of backup Seneca Wallace, who also finished 11 for 19 just for 114 yards and an interception.
The Packers host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.