Aaron Rodgers returned to the field for the first time on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Packers’ quarterback and vaccine, which has been the focus of controversy since comments on Covid’s vaccines, seemed to cheer home audiences early on in the opening drive against the Seahawks in Lambeau. However, the game remained goalless after a failed field goal attempt from kicker Mason Crosby.
Rodgers cleared the COVID protocols and rejoined the team on Saturday.
Prior to Sunday’s kickoff, ESPN reported Rodgers holds a post-game press conference on Zoom.
Earlier this week, the ruling MVP admitted he had “avoided” the public about his vaccination status and said he would “take full responsibility” on the “Pat McAfee Show”.
“I’ve misled some people about my condition, and I take full responsibility for those comments,” Rodgers said Tuesday, after being told by the media earlier in August that he was “immune.”
“I’m an athlete, I’m not an activist,” the 37-year-old continued. “[My vaccine belief] This is not trivial, it comes from a lot of things. I will leave more comments between me and my doctor. I have not had much comment on anything since this interview.
Rodgers was sidelined last week at home with Quarantine as backup quarterback Jordan Love took control. The Packers lost to the Chiefs 13-7.