Aaron Donald’s recent rib injury has his team, the Los Angeles Rams, very concerned about how they’re going to put pressure on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in their NFC Divisional Playoff game this weekend.
Fellow teammate Michael Brockers thought that Donald was joking when he had to be carted off the field during the Rams’ Wild Card playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.
“At first it was just like, ‘Dang,’ you know, you didn’t know that Superman could get hurt,” Brockers said.
The 29-year-old Donald was diagnosed with a torn rib cartilage from the on-field collision.
The good news now for the two-time Defensive Player of the Year is that he’s feeling good and is on track to play against the favored Packers.
“Feel good, feel real good,” Donald said Wednesday. “No pain, feel healthy.”
Donald has been as durable as any player in the game, playing in 106 of a total of 110 games since joining the league in 2014.
Rams fans can breathe a sigh of relief, though, after hearing him say that he’s feeling healthy and ready to go for the weekend.
“Man, my damn side is just sore. I’m good though,” Donald said with a grin.
“I ain’t gonna sit here and talk about my damn side the whole time. I’m good. I just had a whole workout, feel strong, feel healthy, so I’m good.”