Aaron Rodgers has 'sore' shoulder

Updated: January 24, 2011, 9:10 PM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers' shoulder is sore after he was hit during Sunday's NFC championship game victory over the Chicago Bears.

McCarthy didn't seem overly concerned Monday, saying every player has bumps and bruises at this point in the season.

The Packers quarterback appeared to take a shot on his right shoulder from Bears defensive back Danieal Manning during his 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Sunday's game.

And McCarthy says Rodgers wasn't affected by what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit by Bears defensive lineman Julius Peppers later in the game. Rodgers has had two concussions this season.


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