GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Bears were without quarterback Jay Cutler because of a torn groin muscle against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. And it didn’t take long for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to join him.
Rodgers was sacked by Bears defensive end Shea McClellin on Green Bay’s game-opening drive. He suffered a left shoulder injury on the play.
Rodgers was immediately examined by team staff on the Packers sideline. He then threw some balls, was looked at again and then left the game.
The Packers quickly announced that Rodgers’ return was questionable. With 9:26 left in the second quarter, Rodgers was officially ruled out for the game.
Backup Seneca Wallace took over for Rodgers on the Packers’ second possession. He had a pass tipped and intercepted by defensive end Julius Peppers in the first quarter.