Aaron Rodgers injured his left knee on a sack by Bears DE Roy Robertson-Harris midway through the second quarter Sunday night but returned to begin the second half after leaving the field on a cart.
The Bears, with help from star newcomer Khalil Mack, pressured the six-time Pro Bowler early and often as Rodgers completed only three-of-sevem passes for 13 yards, and was sacked twice. And if we've learned anything from Rodgers, it's that he always feels like he has something to prove, even if he's still one of the NFL's best quarterbacks. "Of course, quite a bit of pain but that has never stopped [Aaron Rodgers] before". He returned to the first series after the half to lead the Packers comeback. He noted that Rodgers landed with his body weight outside of his leg, meaning a more serious injury like an ACL tear appeared unlikely.
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Rodgers, who missed nine games last season because of a broken collarbone, recently signed a record four-year, $134 million extension with $100 million in guarantees.