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Aaron Rodgers says he had 'Covid toe,' then calls it 'disinformation' and says it's a fracture

The Green Bay Packers QB gives conflicting statements about his health in two days.
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Aaron Rodgers warms up before the Green Bay Packers' game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sunday. Adam Bettcher / Getty Images

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed Wednesday that he is playing with a fractured toe 24 hours after he said he was suffering from "Covid toe."

Rodgers, who is still dealing with the fallout from a positive Covid-19 test and his skepticism about vaccinations, said he plans to play when the Packers host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

“I mentioned yesterday that it’s worse than turf toe and it must be a bone issue — I can’t believe I have to come on here and talk about my medical information — but yeah, I have a fractured toe,” Rodgers told reporters Wednesday.

“I’ve never had a Covid toe before. I have no lesions on my feet. It’s just a classic case of disinformation,” he said.

Th “disinformation” came directly from Rodgers himself. He said Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show” that he’s in good physical shape, other than a lingering painful toe condition.

“I felt good in just a few days. I didn’t have any lingering effects other than Covid toe,” Rodgers said.

The toe issue was reportedly serious enough to put Rodgers’ status in question for last Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, a game he did play in, which the Packers lost.

Rodgers didn't go into greater detail about Covid toe, a term regularly used to describe swelling, pain and discoloration in the foot suffered by Covid-19 patients.

In an October 2020 analysis, researchers found that Covid toe could last 12 to 60 days, with one "long-hauler" patient having suffered it for six months.

“It was more painful than turf toe, and I had turf toe years ago,” Rodgers said Tuesday.

When McAfee pressed Rodgers, last season’s NFL MVP, for more details, he politely, almost jokingly, said he’s done with medical talk on the show.

“Look, Pat, I’ve already talked enough on this show about my medical status,” he said. “I’ve given you enough information at this point. I have an injury that's not going away, and I’m going to be dealing with it for at least the next few weeks."

Rodgers missed the Packers’ Nov. 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs after he tested positive, a diagnosis and benching that revealed that he hadn’t been vaccinated — even after he had implied publicly that he had been.

It was on McAfee’s show on Nov. 5 that Rodgers confirmed that he was unvaccinated and said he took ivermectin and accused the “woke mob” of trying to “cancel” him over his vaccination status.