Packers QB Aaron Rodgers not having surgery on injured toe 'at this time'
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers not having surgery on injured toe 'at this time'

Green Bay Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers told reporters last week that the toe injury he suffered earlier in the month while isolating away from the team following a positive COVID-19 test was a fracture in the pinkie digit and not anything related to a condition commonly known as "COVID toe." 

Rodgers and company are enjoying the bye week coming of Sunday's 36-28 win over the Los Angeles Rams that improved the Packers to 9-3, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero (h/t Nick Shook) report the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player is not planning on having surgery ahead of the game against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 12. 

Rodgers played through the issue over the past three contests and missed multiple practice sessions with what he previously admitted was a "very, very painful" problem. He nevertheless appeared in top form while guiding Green Bay to a victory over Los Angeles, as he completed 28-of-45 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns. 

As NBC's Jonathan Allen noted, Rodgers received a painkiller injection in the pinkie toe ahead of Sunday's victory. The 37-year-old will now hope that rest helps him fully recover from the issue before he faces Chicago's defense in two weeks. 

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