Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers disappears into 'tent'
Last Updated: 29/11/16 8:55am
Often in the NFL, players sit out a play or head into the locker room to be evaluated for an injury.
However, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a different tack against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night and, instead of heading into the stadium and missing part of the action, the veteran passer brought the locker room to him - in the form of a mini tent.
Halfway through the third quarter, Rodgers disappeared into the tent, followed by a Packers sideline trainer, and emerged shortly after ready to play once more.
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Sideline reporter Lisa Salters, as well as many around the ground, were baffled by Rodgers' sudden need for privacy.
"It's a tent-like contraption over here on the Green Bay sideline," Salters said. "I'm not sure whether he (Rodgers) is receiving treatment, or using the bathroom. It's unclear at this point."
Rodgers re-emerged a couple of minutes later with a bandaged hamstring to help support an injury sustained earlier in the quarter. He was quick to clear up what happened in his post-match press conference.
"I just didn't want to be getting taped up on the television," Rodgers said. "But obviously, when I walked out and saw the camera right in my face, I knew there was probably some sort of mini story growing.
"But no, I had to drop my drawers a little bit to get taped up and just wanted to do (it) in the privacy of that tent."
Though he didn't look quite as dynamic, Rodgers continued to manage the game successfully through the injury, leading his team to a 27-13 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Watch Rodgers make his unusual trip to the 'tent' in the video above!