Posted December 03, 2013

Packers coach Mike McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers has not been ruled out for Sunday

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Aaron Rodgers has been sidelined for the last month with a broken collarbone. (Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers has been sidelined for the last month with a broken collarbone. (Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game.

The team reported that while Rodgers had not been cleared to play by the medical staff, he also had not been ruled out as the starter for the Packers upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons.

“Aaron Rodgers has not been cleared by the medical staff. Aaron Rodgers will practice tomorrow in a limited fashion, and we have not ruled him out for the game yet,” McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday. “Aaron wants to play; it’s a medical situation. He has a clear understanding of where he is, as far as getting back on the field.”

McCarthy also said that Matt Flynn would be getting the majority of the snaps with the first-string offense during Wednesday’s practice.

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Rodgers has not played since suffering a broken collarbone against the Chicago Bears in early November.


4 comments
Thomas15
Thomas15

mike mccarthy……another "genius" coach exposed by an Elite QB injury. He stinks; and can't carry Andy Reid's clipboard. Or Marty Schottenheimer's. Or Bud Grant's. 

SephirothDZX
SephirothDZX

@Thomas15 I have to agree with you. McCarthy's play calling and general decision making has noticeably dropped without Rodgers under center. The play calling on offense has become painfully vanilla, you can predict what play they're going to run before they even break the huddle, and there are never any kind of adjustments with the game plan depending on how the game is going.


For example, against the Lions on Thanksgiving. Green Bay is down two scores late in the third quarter, and McCarthy is still trying to establish the run against the Lions (which hadn't worked all day). Without Favre or Rodgers to bail him out McCarthy is really getting exposed.