Aaron Rodgers will play in the Super Bowl next weekend. But this weekend, he was asked his thoughts on injured Packers who chose not to stay in town to, you know, support the side enough to warrant team-photo inclusion.

"I was on IR back in 2006, and I chose to stick around and finish out the season with my guys and be here every game. Some of those guys didn't. And so, we love them, we care about them, we don't wish injury on anybody, but this is a group of guys that's really come together and has been great to work with. ...

"Some of the guys who were injured, you know, they are still part of this team, but some of them didn't choose to stick around. They're part of this team, first and foremost. But some guys choose to rehab in other places." [ChicagoBreakingSports]

This all upset injured linebacker Nick Barnett to the point of Tweeting.


Rodgers: IR guys 'didn't choose to stick around' [ESPN Milwaukee]

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