Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returns after being carted off the field with apparent knee injury

Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesAaron Rodgers went down with an apparent knee injury in the second quarter of the Packers’ Sunday night game against the Bears after getting hit in the backfield.

  • Aaron Rodgers went down with an apparent injury to his left knee in the second quarter of the Packers’ Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears.
  • Rodgers was hit in the backfield on a third-down play and struggled to get up, prompting trainers to bring him to the medical tent for evaluation.
  • Rodgers was later carted off the field, but would return to the field for the Packers after halftime.

Aaron Rodgers went down with an apparent injury to his knee in the second quarter of the Packers’ Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears.

The injury came after an aggressive rush from the Bears front four on a third-down play. Rodgers was caught in the backfield, and struggled to get up, prompting trainers to come out and bring him to the medical tent for evaluation.

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After some time in the tent, Rodgers emerged to be carted to the locker room. The look on his face was not promising for fans hoping for his return.

It was a nightmare scenario for the Green Bay Packers, as their 2017 campaign was derailed after Rodgers went down with a shoulder injury in Week 6 of last season.

Backup quarterback DeShone Kizer took over under center for the Packers on their next drive, leading Green Bay into the red zone before being strip-sacked by Khalil Mack, who was making his debut with the Bears.

At halftime, Stacey Dales of the NFL Network reported that Rodgers was questionable to return with a knee injury.

On their first series of the second half, Rodgers returned to the field for Green Bay, leading a drive that would result in a field goal for the Packers’ first points of the night.

Rodgers would then go on to lead the Packers on a 17-point fourth quarter comeback to beat the Bears 24-23.

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