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Rodgers' Shoulder 'Sore' After NFC Title

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    CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is hit by Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears in the helmet as Peppers was called for a personal foul in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers' shoulder is sore after he was hit during Sunday's NFC championship game victory over the Chicago Bears.

    McCarthy didn't seem overly concerned Monday, saying every player has bumps and bruises at this point in the season.

    The Packers quarterback appeared to take a shot on his right shoulder from Bears defensive back Danieal Manning during his 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Sunday's game.

    And McCarthy says Rodgers wasn't affected by what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit by Bears defensive lineman Julius Peppers later in the game. Rodgers has had two concussions this season.