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Green Bay Packers place Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers have placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve, which means his season is over. 

It's a move that has a lot of people asking a lot of questions. 

Aaron Rodgers or Brett Hundley. That was the looming question today in Green Bay as the Packers have missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years. They now have two regular season games left to play, and we have found out that the Packers have officially placed Aaron Rodgers back on IR for the second time this season. That means that his long-awaited return lasted just one single game. Head coach Mike McCarthy chiming in on the move just this evening.

"I mean, he's not happy about it. It's a hard day for him. I don't think any player wants to see their season come to a conclusion of the season being on IR. We all understand and appreciate and respect his competitive spirit. We felt as an organization that this was in his best interest.I mean, he's not happy about it. It's a hard day for him. I don't think any player wants to see their season come to a conclusion of the season being on IR. We all understand and appreciate and respect his competitive spirit. We felt as an organization that this was in his best interest," McCarthy said Tuesday. 


While the move was anticipated, it would have been interesting to see how the dynamic would have worked out between the Packers and Vikings. After all, Aaron Rodgers took the hit that sidelined him for eight weeks playing the Vikings. It's now all about Brett Hundley who gets an extra two games this season. He is 3-4 in seven games with the Packers. 

Saturday's game at Lambeau field isn't as attractive as it was three days ago and that's affecting ticket sales. The average lowest price for secondary-market ticket brokers is around $112, down from $145 last week. With the weather also supposed to be very cold, ticket prices could drop even lower. 

For a timeline of the Packers' recent postseason success through the years, please click here. 


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