Rodger’s critique of Packer’s offsite rehab draws Barnett’s ire
And it’s deep enough that one of the team’s most vocal Twitter users is vowing to quit using the service.
Injured linebacker Nick Barnett said he’s deactivating his Twitter account, which in the last week has caused a wave of backlash on everything from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s knee injury to who will be in the Packers’ Super Bowl team photo.
The most recent hurt feelings came after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked during a five-minute media availability Saturday if he feels for his teammates on injured reserve because they can’t take part in the run-up to the game next Sunday.
Rodgers didn’t directly address the way his injured teammates chose to express their disappointment about potentially being left out of the Super Bowl team photo. But, without naming anyone, he said Saturday that some of the team’s 16 injured players chose not to stay in town and rehabilitate.
“I’ll say this, I was on IR back in 2006 and I chose to stick around and finish out the season with my guys and be here every game. Some of those guys didn’t,” Rodgers said. “Some of the guys who were injured, they still are part of this team, but they didn’t choose to stick around.”
Barnett, who hasn’t played since Week 4 because of a wrist injury, fired back at Rodgers on Twitter.
“Looks like people have something to say about where some people choose to do there rehab,” Barnett wrote. “Try rehabing with 16 others then 53 more. Doubt you get the full attention needed.. It