Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/3/12
GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not considering the possibility of wearing a shield or a visor on his facemask, even after the injury he suffered in Sunday's game. Midway through the third quarter of Green Bay's Week 4 win, New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was attempting to tackle Rodgers near the goal line when his finger violently poked the NFL MVP's right eye. Rodgers completely lost depth perception in his right eye and had to temporarily leave the game for medical attention. When asked Wednesday if he wanted to add something protective on his helmet as a preventative measure in case a similar situation occurs, Rodgers showed absolutely no interest. "I don't want anything between my eyes and . . . I would never," Rodgers said. "Nope. I won't." After missing just one play in Sunday's game -- in which backup quarterback Graham Harrell tripped and fumbled a handoff exchange to Cedric Benson that resulted in a turnover -- Rodgers returned on the next drive with full vision and depth perception. Three days later, Rodgers is having no issues with his right eye. "It's good, it's good," Rodgers said Wednesday. "Everything is back to normal. It felt good after I got some drops in there on Sunday. I'm good to go." Though an on-field injury typically means that player has to sit out at least one play, Rodgers could have immediately returned to the game because Jenkins was flagged for a 15-yard facemask penalty. But Rodgers was not ready by the end of the injury timeout. "I wanted to stay in the game -- obviously, I don't like coming out for anything," Rodgers said after the game. "I just didn't have any depth perception immediately thereafter, so I figured we were a yard away and we could punch that thing in there. Unfortunately, it didn't happen." Packers coach Mike McCarthy agreed with the decision to keep Rodgers out of the game until his vision was fully restored. "(Rodgers) could not refocus with his right eye, so with that the medical staff wanted to get him to the sideline," McCarthy said Sunday. "That's why we took him out at that point. But he wanted to stay in. We took the high side of caution there and unfortunately it resulted in that fumble." Follow Paul Imig on Twitter.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Reds’ Joey Votto shuts down heckler with “I remember when you used to be thin”

Rob Gronkowski gets new contract, chance to double salary

Padres offering $99 ticket plan for five June wins or 16 June games – whatever happens first

Former Jets WR Devin Smith found out he was cut via Twitter

Roger Goodell tweets ‘Key & Peele’ joke about relaxed celebration rules

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Martavis Bryant: ‘I know this is my last chance’

Glennon: ‘This is my year and I’m not worried about the future’

Durant apologizes for response to fans complaining about blowouts

Sheldon Richardson says Jets locker room is better without Brandon Marshall

What's next for the Spurs?

Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dies at 48

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

Best of Yardbarker: Gregg Popovich doesn't mince words

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker