NEW YORK: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent left knee surgery after the team’s NFL playoff run, according to reports on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) that said he is recovering well and probable for off-season workouts.
The NFL’s website and ESPN reported unnamed sources as saying Rodgers underwent a minor operation on the knee, the same one he underwent reconstructive surgery on in 2004 for a torn ligament.
Rodgers, an 11-year NFL veteran, played all but 10 snaps for the Packers this season. He struggled late in the campaign and had career lows of 238.8 passing yards a game and a 60.7 completion percentage. His eight intercepted passes were his most since 2012.
Rodgers, 32, told ESPN he was “doing well” and “recovering on schedule” but he pulled out of Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl all-star game in Hawaii as a result of the surgery.
The Packers lost 26-20 in over-time at Arizona in the second round of the NFL playoffs.