Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced that veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers would undergo surgery to repair his injured collarbone, per Kevin Patra of McCarthy did not give a specific date on Rodgers surgery, but he expects his starting quarterback to miss a significant amount of time. However, McCarthy stopped short of saying that Rodgers’ season is over. However, the injury requires a lengthy rehab that will virtually wipe out the rest of Rodgers’ 2017 season. The Packers did not place Rodgers on injured reserve despite the severity of his injury.

After the surgery, McCarthy said the team would focus on getting Rodgers healthy. Rodgers sustained the injury in their 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday when linebacker Anthony Barr slammed him into the ground. McCarthy felt Barr’s move was an illegal act because it was unnecessary.

With Rodgers out, the Packers (4-2) will rely on third-year quarterback Brett Hundley as their starter when they take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Packers signed Joe Callahan from the practice squad Monday as the backup quarterback. McCarthy is confident that Hundley will move the offense in his first NFL start. Hundley completed just 18 of 33 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions against the Vikings.

Winston expected to play vs Bills

Despite exiting their 38-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with an injured shoulder, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) quarterback Jameis Winston is expected to play in Week 7 when they take on the Buffalo Bills. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider, Winston suffered an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder.

However, Rapoport added that Winston could play despite the injury. Winston also told Jenna Laine of ESPN that he would play against the Bills. Before the injury, Winston completed five of 10 passes for 61 yards. Veteran signal-caller Ryan Fitzpatrick sparked the Buccaneers’ comeback by going 22 for 32 for 290 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions.

Vikings QB cleared to practice

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will soon join the team in practice after he was cleared by Dr. Dan Cooper. According to Rapoport, the Vikings are expected to activate the quarterback either this week or the following week. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that Bridgewater would not be removed from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, but he will join them in practice. That will give the Vikings 21 days to determine if the 24-year-old Bridgewater is ready to play. Bridgewater missed the 2016 season after dislocating his knee and tearing his ACL last August.