Packers' Rodgers thriving despite toe injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has been playing well despite barely practicing because of a broken pinky toe, said he'd like to avoid surgery unless "absolutely necessary."

Coming off a bye week that resulted in some healing and optimism that he could get back on a regular preparation schedule, Rodgers practiced on Friday and threw four touchdown passes in Sunday night's victory over the Chicago Bears.

Rodgers, however, said he suffered a setback in the game.

That seemed to open the door to surgery, a minor procedure that he said wouldn't cost him playing time.

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