UPDATE: Aaron Rodgers returns to game after knee injury
Updated: 9:16 p.m. September 9, 2018
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers is back and the Green Bay Packers are finally on the scoreboard against the Chicago Bears.
The team announced at halftime that the two-time NFL MVP quarterback was questionable to return with a knee injury.
Minutes later, he walked back out on the field and threw warmup tosses with backup DeShone Kizer.
Rodgers joined the rest of the offense for the Packers' first drive of the second half with about 9 minutes left in the third quarter. He led them on a 12-play, 46-yard series that ended with a 42-yeard field goal by Mason Crosby to make it 20-3 with 3:37 left in the third.
Rodgers hasn't done much outside the pocket since returning, operating a no-huddle offense.
Updated: 8:53 p.m. September 9, 2018
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers have confirmed that Aaron Rodgers has a knee injury and his return is questionable.
Posted: 8:24 p.m. September 9, 2018
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) --The Chicago Bears are off to a fast start and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has gone into the locker room. Rodgers went down on a play during the middle of the second half.
DeShone Kizer has taken over for the Packers at quarterback.
Just saw Aaron Rodgers walk out of the tent. Didn’t see a limp from up here but he has been carted off the field. It’s the Kizer show now. pic.twitter.com/YqGWKP1J1q— Cristina Tuso CBS 58 (@CristinaTuso) September 10, 2018
According to ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky, Rodgers had trouble putting weight on his left leg. He says that's the knee Rodgers tore his ACL on in high school and had repaired in college.
Aaron Rodgers had trouble putting weight on his left leg after Bears DE Roy Robertson-Harris sacked him and appeared to fall on his left knee. That's the knee that Rodgers had torn his ACL in high school and had fixed in college. https://t.co/gRRykEMzY4— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 10, 2018
A defense reinforced with pass-rushing linebacker Khalil Mack has forced the Green Bay Packers to punt on their first two drives.
Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is outplaying counterpart Aaron Rodgers. Trubisky completed his first seven passes, looking quite comfortable in new coach Matt Nagy's offense.
Trubisky has also scored on a 2-yard run. The Bears have a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.
The Packers had 24 yards of total offense, but minus-3 through the air, after the first quarter.