Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Green Bay, Wisconsin.
It is halftime of the Sunday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Chicago controlled the first half and leads 17-0. A second quarter sack injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers knee seriously enough to have him carted into the locker room.
QB Aaron Rodgers has a knee injury & his return is questionable. #CHIvsGB
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 10, 2018
Fear fills the heart of every Packers fan. How severe might this injury be? Could the possibilities of an entire season be dashed in less than two quarters of play?
Hope has abandoned the Green Bay faithful at Lambeau Field.
[PACKERS LOCKER ROOM: Aaron Rodgers lies on a table, his knee clearly in pain. The Packers’ new trainer gives him the bad news.]
Aaron Rodgers: …do you think I had a chance to win it?
New Trainer: Win, lose, no matter.
Rodgers: That’s not what I mean.
Trainer: Hai. Had good chance.
Rodgers: Well, can you fix my leg, I mean, with that thing you do?
Trainer: No need fight anymore. You prove point.
Rodgers: What point, that I can take a beating? I mean, every time I see the Bears they’re going to know they got the best of me. I’ll never have balance that way. Not with them, not with Danica, not with me.
This is the only possible way to explain Aaron Rodgers’ second half 24-23 comeback victory.
Aaron Rodgers is Daniel-san. The Chicago Bears are Johnny Lawrence’s face.