The Packers' season ended at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals on January 17 and after declining an invitation to what would have been his fifth Pro Bowl, Rodgers confirmed he had undergone an arthroscopic procedure.

Rodgers confirmed the news to ESPN, telling reporters on Friday that he was "doing well" and "recovering on schedule".

Rodgers, the 2011 and 2014 NFL MVP, had a subpar season by his standards.

The 32-year-old threw for 3,821 yards with 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions which, not counting the 2013 season when Rodgers missed seven games, was his lowest touchdown total since 2010, when he threw 28 in 15 games.

It was his lowest TD number while playing all 16 games since tossing 30 in 2009, while his eight interceptions this season was his most since 2012.