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Aaron Rodgers' journey back to the gridiron has now begun, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reporting the Green Bay Packers quarterback underwent surgery Thursday to fix a broken collarbone suffered in a Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

He will require surgery for his broken collarbone and will potentially miss the rest of the season, head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday.

The Packers won't have a timeline on Rodgers' recovery until after the surgery is performed.

"[A date for surgery] hasn't been set yet that I'm aware of", McCarthy said. At this point, it's unclear whether Rodgers will have a plate and screws inserted to stabilize his right clavicle or if he will have a "Mumford" procedure in which part of the bone is shaved or removed.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 15: Anthony Barr #55 of the Minnesota Vikings hits quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter of the game on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Evans started all 14 games for Virginia Tech in 2016.

If he is placed on injured reserve, he would be sidelined for a minimum of eight weeks. "My focus is on Aaron's health right now". The surgery likely means that Rodgers is done for the remainder of the 2017 National Football League season.

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