Earlier this month, Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers was able to poke fun at himself during an edition of the ESPN2 "Monday Night Football" "ManningCast" over how he became an internet meme for showing reporters the fractured toe he suffered at some point during the first half of November while isolating away from his team after he tested positive for COVID-19:
"I have a fractured toe."— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 24, 2021
Aaron Rodgers really showed his foot during his news conference pic.twitter.com/9vc3v9l22z
Aaron Rodgers on his 2021 to Manningcast: “The Internet is undefeated, and the memes this year that I’ve provided allowed for a lot of humor at my expense for as long as the internet is around.”— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) January 4, 2022
He ain’t wrong.
Per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Los Angeles Rams starting signal-caller Matthew Stafford endured a toe injury of his own in the Week 18 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Stafford had some fun at Rodgers' expense while discussing the setback Thursday ahead of the upcoming "Monday Night Football" wild-card home game versus the Arizona Cardinals:
Matthew Stafford, on his toe injury!!! -— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 13, 2022
“I’d show it to you, but I don't want to do that. That’s for other guys to do. I’ll keep my toes to myself."
Jokes aside, the good news for Rams fans is that Stafford was listed as a full participant for Thursday's practice session and, thus, should be good to go by Monday night. Perhaps he and Rodgers will be able to trade toe stories down the road and later in the postseason tournament.