How is Rodgers thumb feeling?

There was a physical issue that clearly impacted his skill set last year.

Aaron Rodgers played with an injured right thumb since Week Five of last season. He suffered the injury on a hit from Giants’ linebacker Oshane Ximines on Oct. 9 in London.

On November 27, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Rodgers was playing with an avulsion fracture in his throwing thumb.

Rapoport said that the injury is “serious enough that surgery is almost always the answer to fix this type of injury.” The reporter added that an avulsion fracture “causes the ligament to rip away from the attachment, taking some bone with it.”

The injury can affect a quarterback’s ability to grip the ball and perhaps his accuracy, and Rodgers threw some uncharacteristic ducks in a late November game against the Tennessee Titans leading to some questions about the thumb after the game.

“It felt like, fundamentally, I was in a good spot,” Rodgers said. “I just didn’t have the same type of consistent grip and ball coming out the same way. I threw a lot of kinda wobblers tonight.”

So a Jets Confidential reporter asked Rodgers today how his thumb is doing.

“It’s fully healthy,” Rodgers said. “I didn’t get surgery and I’m feeling great. I’ve been throwing with no issue.”

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