Aaron Rodgers’ much-anticipated return to the Green Bay Packers’ starting lineup lasted just one game.

Rodgers, who played Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after missing seven games with a broken collarbone, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, officially ending his season.

The move comes a day after the Packers’ elimination from postseason contention.

By sitting Rodgers, the Packers will be able to give more playing time to backup Brett Hundley, who was 3-4 in the seven games he started during Rodgers’ absence.

Coach Mike McCarthy had left open the possibility that Rodgers might sit for the last two games if Green Bay (7-7) was knocked out of the playoff race, which happened Monday night when the Atlanta Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-21.

“Aaron Rodgers is sore, rightfully so,” McCarthy said Monday when asked whether Rodgers would play against Minnesota. “He was hit too many times, took two big hits. So we’re working through that. So we’ll see what tomorrow brings.”