Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers’ star quarterback, will miss at least Sunday’s game at Kansas City after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
Jordan Love, the team’s first-round pick in 2020, will start in Rodgers’s place.
The earliest that Rodgers can return, based on N.F.L. and N.F.L. Players Association protocols for unvaccinated personnel, is Nov. 13, the day before Green Bay plays the Seattle Seahawks, if he remains asymptomatic. He must sit out at least 10 days and test negative twice, with 24 hours between tests.
Rodgers, when asked on Aug. 26 whether he had been vaccinated against Covid-19, responded that he had been “immunized.” NFL Network has reported that he is unvaccinated.
Rodgers added, “There’s guys on the team that haven’t been vaccinated. I think it’s a personal decision. I’m not going to judge those guys.”