Rodgers was rolling out to his right when Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hit him and drove him to the ground with the pivot landing on his throwing shoulder.

Backup QB Brett Hundly replaced Rodgers in the 23-10 loss. The third-year pro is the only other quarterback on the Packers’ active roster, but the team is expected to promote Joe Callahan from the practice squad.

The visitor’s locker room at the U.S. Bank Stadium was a somber place following the game. Packers receiver Randall Cobb said of the injury, “It’s devastating, no question about it. First and foremost, it’s one of my closest friends, so to see him go down with that, it’s tough. But we’ve still got to play football.”

Coach Mike McCarthy plans to do that with Hundley. He reiterated that twice during his postgame press conference. “Brett Hundley’s my quarterback. Joe Callahan’s the backup,” McCarthy said. “That’s the direction we’re going. That is the focus. And that’s where we are as a football club.”

The other option would be if management wanted to go out and get a more veteran quarterback. Now, do we know any that are out there and available? *cough* Colin Kaepernick *cough* But, with him now suing the NFL and the owners for collusion to keep him out of the league it is doubtful.

Rodgers missed seven games in 2013 when he broke his left collarbone. This time he is expected to be out longer this time because it is his throwing shoulder. Rodgers did not have surgery four years ago and it is yet to be determined if he will need it now.

Since 1992, Green Bay has used the fewest starting quarterbacks, six, of any team.

If Hundley starts next weekend against the Saints, it would be just the 13th game since 1992 in which a quarterback other than Rodgers or Brett Favre started for the Packers.