Add Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the list of folks who have come out in some degree of awe of Tony Romo’s performance last Sunday, which saw the Dallas quarterback lead his team to a comeback victory over the 49ers in overtime, after suffering a fractured rib and a punctured lung in the first half at Candlestick Park.
This is a list that already includes Romo’s owner, coaches, teammates, and columnists and analysts across the country. As for Rodgers, he wondered aloud how Romo could remain effective while enduring such pain during an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Podcast” this week.
"I was surprised he could play so effectively under that much pain,” Rodgers told Eisen and co. this week, per the Dallas Morning News. "I actually didn't have the same injury, but I got cracked in the ribs a couple of years ago against Detroit and the guys were kind of making fun of me in the huddle because I was having a hard time spitting out the plays.
"But a punctured lung and cracked rib? That's a lot of pain. I sent him a text after the game because I saw the highlights and saw they came back. That's an impressive performance."
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