UPDATED Friday, November 22, 2013 --- 11:56 a.m.
From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:
GREEN BAY - Kyle Dryer and Kristal Tyczkowski didn't have a name in mind when their son was introduced to the world on Sunday.
“We just had some ideas in our head, stuff I liked, stuff she liked,” said Dryer. “It ranged from great grandparents names, movie characters that we like.”
Their son made it easy for them when the doctor told them he likely had a broken collarbone.
“I kind of jokingly turned to her and said we could name him after Aaron Rodgers,” said Dryer. “That solves that problem.”
“Works for me,” said Tyczkowski.
As the X-rays came in, confirming the injury, the name grew on the parents.
“Grew up about five, six blocks from the stadium, parents still live there, been a Packer fan my whole life,” said Dryer.
“I never heard of babies born with broken collarbones, but I guess it's quite common,” said Tyczkowski.
“They didn't show as much concern as we probably felt,” said Dryer. “Apparently, as she said, it was kind of a somewhat common thing with newborns.”
Any other injury, Aaron Rodger might have another name, although, maybe still a familiar one, considering this year's banged-up Packers team.
“Maybe we'd be looking at Clay Matthew,” said Dryer.
The parents say Aaron Rodger is expected to have a smooth recovery from his broken collarbone. And they say he should be taking snaps in no time.
Posted Wednesday, November 20, 2013 --- 10:47 a.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A couple of Green Bay Packers fans whose baby sustained a broken collarbone during birth had no trouble picking a name for their newborn.
They happen to know their favorite NFL quarterback is healing from the same injury. Aaron Rodger Dryer arrived Sunday afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay, just in time for the Packers game against the New York Giants. When the medical staff discovered the newborn had a broken left collarbone, same side as Aaron Rodgers' injury, Kyle Dryer and Kristal Tyczkowski settled on a name for their third child.
The physician who delivered the baby, Dr. Robert Moyer, tells Press-Gazette Media collarbone injuries are fairly common in newborns. He says the injury typically heals easily within a couple of weeks.
Copyright 2013: Associated Press