Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Aaron Rodgers said Sunday that he’s “willing” to play with a broken collarbone for the rest of the season.
Rodgers injured the injury on a late-game hit to the head of Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy.
The Pittsburgh Post reported Sunday that Rodgers has been cleared to play for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Steelers and Rodgers’ teammates expressed disappointment after the hit, saying it should not have been called.
The quarterback was injured during the second quarter of the Steelers’ 27-24 victory against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Pittsburgh quarterback Aaron Rodgers is shown with his helmet on by his teammates after he was injured in the first quarter.
Rodkins was injured on the same play as Washington’s Marcus Peters.
Washington defensive tackle Cameron Heyward, who is recovering from a broken right leg, suffered a concussion in that game.
A Steelers spokesman said Sunday the team is “disappointed” in the hit.
“We are very disappointed in Aaron’s injury,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.
“We have the utmost respect for him and his toughness and his ability to play at a high level.
He will have an extended period of time to recover.”
The injury was the latest to leave Rodgers out of Pittsburgh’s playoff picture.
The Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.
The team is also scheduled to face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in London.
The Packers lost quarterback Brett Hundley to a torn ACL against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 27.