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Nov 13, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The mystery surrounding Aaron Rodgers' right thumb is finally over.

After weeks of downplaying any apparent on-field discomfort to the fat finger on his throwing hand, the Green Bay Packers quarterback told the truth to local reporters Wednesday: He has been playing with a broken thumb.

Rpdgers, who turns 39 in nine days, confirmed the injury to media members and said he first hurt the digit on the final play of Green Bay's 27-22 loss in London to the New York Giants in Week 5 -- the first of what became a five-game skid, matching Rodgers' longest as an NFL starter.

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