'13 screws later' and Aaron Rodgers is ready to play... video games

Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Aaron Rodgers hit the comeback trail after his collarbone surgery — by playing the new Assassin's Creed video game with TV talk show host Conan O'Brien. 

The full segment is set to air on "Conan" at 10 p.m. Thursday on TBS.

In the promo video for the segment — a recurring bit on the show called "Clueless Gamer" — the Packers quarterback and O'Brien battle it out, ineptly, on an early edition of "Assassin's Creed: Origins." The 10th installment in the popular game, which comes out Friday, takes the game to ancient Egypt, when the titular Brotherhood of Assassins was born. 

O'Brien boasts that Rodgers, who suffered a potentially season-ending broken collarbone in Green Bay's Oct. 15 game against the Minnesota Vikings, "postponed his surgery because he wanted to play video games with me." 

" 'Conan and this video game mean more to me than my future in the National Football League.' That's a quote. Maybe," O'Brien tells his studio audience.

In the clip, Rodgers retells the story of his injury and surgery, which took place Oct. 19. "Thirteen screws later, and here I am," Rodgers said. 

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The promotional clip shows the two of them in a battle involving hippos, and O'Brien trying to drive a chariot through some crowded streets. 

"Can this be the whole game?" O'Brien says about his reckless driving, as Rodgers laughs. 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is carted off the field after breaking his collarbone in the game against the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 15. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports




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