Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was expected to play in Thursday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, but was a late scratch due to “back tightness.”
The team characterized the decision as a “precautionary” move when it announced the news prior to game time.
Rodgers-LaFleur debut will have to wait
According to the team’s website, Rodgers was expected to play around a quarter along with the rest of the offensive starters except for running back Aaron Jones, who’s dealing with hamstring tightness.
The game would have marked the debut of the Rodgers-led offense under rookie head coach Matt LaFleur.
Instead, Packers fans will have to wait at least another week and hope that Rodgers’ back issue isn’t a concern that lingers.
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