Wisconsinites plan 'prayer vigils' across state for Aaron Rodgers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers rides a cart into the locker room after being injured during the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Prayer vigils have cropped up across the state of Wisconsin for the fate of Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with fans sending up their best in the hopes that the former NFL MVP will make it back before the season ends. 

You might recall that the Vikings' Anthony Barr knocked out Rodgers Sunday, potentially ending his season with a broken collarbone. Barr later left the game with a concussion himself.

Potential attendees at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire posted on a Facebook event page to have everyone bring their own beer and cheese because "Aaron needs all the support we can give!"

Another listing on Facebook hopes to bring students and community members alike to Library Mall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in order to pray for "the greatest collarbone in football history" to heal quickly. The vigil was moved to the Mall and turned into a fundraiser for a charity that Rodgers is involved with, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, after interest in the event surged. 

Don't worry, though, writes one organizer in the event's description: "The vigil is a light hearted joke."