National Football League notebook: Rodgers leaves with leg injury

Posted September 10, 2018

The pass rusher extraordinaire came up with a fabulous pick-six of DeShone Kizer, in for the injured Aaron Rodgers, running around and through Green Bay Packers players en route to the end zone. He appeared to reach down for the back of his left leg. Rodgers then walked to the cart that took him up the Lambeau Field tunnel.

However, coming out of the halftime break, Michele Tafoya reported during the telecast that Rodgers would try to play in the second half.

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Rodgers left the field on the front seat of a cart in the second quarter with a knee injury.

Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris, 294 pounds, fell on Rodgers leg before he limped off the field and received attention in a sideline medical tent.

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In the fourth quarter, Rodgers led three touchdown drives.

Jakeem Grant scored on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go, and the Miami Dolphins overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, beating the Tennessee Titans 27-20 Sunday.

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This is just about the worst possible occurrence for the Packers so early in their season, particularly given Rodgers' collarbone injury previous year that derailed the team's campaign and shoved them out of the playoff picture. He was limited to seven games in 2017 because of a collarbone injury.