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Rodgers suffers concussion in season finale

Detroit Lions defensive end Romeo Okwara and Jarrad Davis sack Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 30, at Lambeau Field. (William Glasheen/Appleton Post Crescent via USA TODAY NETWORK)

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers departed Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter with a concussion.

The team officially declared Rodgers out with the concussion early in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers walked to the locker room with trainers, but it is unclear when the concussion occurred. He was sacked early in the first quarter and his helmet knocked off. He played the entire first quarter.

The 35-year-old Rodgers did not return to the field after halftime on Sunday.

WFRV-TV in Green Bay reported that Rodgers was transported by ambulance to the hospital "for further testing" but that he returned and made a brief stop in the Lambeau Field locker room after the game.

Rodgers was replaced by backup DeShone Kizer, who hadn't thrown a pass since Week 1 when Rodgers suffered a knee injury. Kizer also briefly saw action against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14.

Also during the game, the Packers announced that left tackle David Bakhtiari had a hip injury and defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster suffered an elbow injury.

The Packers and Lions had been eliminated from the playoffs entering Sunday's action.

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