Posted December 19, 2013

Mike McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers ‘looks ready to play’

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Aaron Rodgers said he was disappointed in his friend Ryan Braun. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Aaron Rodgers has missed six consecutive games since breaking his collarbone. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Packers coach Mike McCarthy liked what he saw in Aaron Rodgers’ work at practice on Thursday, but the team will not announce the quarterback’s medical status until Friday.

McCarthy told reporters that Rodgers looked sharp and ready to play during practice. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports McCarthy plans to have a conversation with Rodgers on Friday and then announce his starter against the Steelers.

Rodgers has missed six consecutive games since breaking his collarbone in Week 9. He refused to make any post-practice predictions, deflecting media questions back to McCarthy.

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Matt Flynn continued to take reps with the first-team offense, while Rodgers worked with the second team. The Packers could opt to give Rodgers another week to heal and rehab, and stick with his much-traveled backup after Sunday’s historic comeback win against the Cowboys.


6 comments
Richard--Ramirez
Richard--Ramirez

& McCarthy looks like he's ready to explode, go on a diet already you fat piece of scum.

x72
x72

Never has a team complained so much as the Green Bay packers and it starts with their coach.

mnoutside
mnoutside

@x72 and what was the coach complaining about?  You should have stated, "Never has an NFL team won as many championships as the Green Bay Packers!"

x72
x72

@mnoutside @x72 You must not watch much football. For starters they complain about pass interference after every incompletion.

KPBARRY5
KPBARRY5

@x72 @mnoutside every player on every team complains about pass interference. its not like its just the packers, its a league wide problem