Aaron Rodgers appeared on the Joe Rogan podcast over the weekend and made some surprising revelations.
While talking about pain medication use in the NFL, Rodgers told Rogan about the time he played a game while on percocets which he admitted was a bad idea.
“[I played] on Percocet. It was more for pain management, so I wasn’t taking any high dosage, but stupid, ultimately. Here’s the thing: I had knee issues for a long time, and you take anti-inflammatories. You’re taking anti-inflammatories, they all come with a warning: If you take this more than a few weeks, you’ve gotta get your blood tested because it can do damage to your liver. There are so many things you can take now, anti-inflammatory things, that are natural, that don’t cause damage to your body.”
Aaron Rodgers really just said he played on percocets during games
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Rodgers feels the NFL should allow players to use holistic medicines instead of addictive pain meds like percocets.
“I just don’t understand why there isn’t more natural options looked into that are out there that have research behind it, and we’re still pushing the same you know Percocet, Vicodin, [Oxycodone] if you have pain,” “I saw at one point a teammate of mine who was unable to get treatment on a post-surgical operation without being put under anesthesia because of an addiction to pain medicine.”