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Aaron Rodgers returns to practice

NFL_rodgers6.jpgThe good news for the Packers is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has returned to practice after missing Wednesday’s session with a concussion.

The bad news is that, for a quarterback, clearance to practice and clearance to play following a concussion are two very different things.

Last week, for example, doctors cleared Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to practice only three days after being treated like a squirrel carcass in an overcrowded kennel.  But Cutler didn’t receive clearance to play on Sunday at Carolina.

On Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy said that Rodgers’ status could be determined later in the week.

If Rodgers can’t play, Matt Flynn would get the start.  There’s no other quarterback on the roster; Graham Harrell undoubtedly would be promoted from the practice squad to back up Flynn on game day against the Dolphins.

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17 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers returns to practice”
  1. Unnamed Source says: Oct 14, 2010 3:09 PM

    If A Rodgers doesn’t play the packers can just lean on marshawn lynch and the running game…. oh wait

  2. Pootie07 says: Oct 14, 2010 3:09 PM

    Is he yawning in that picture? from the numbers he was putting up last year to this year, he must be sleepy…

  3. thirdandgoal says: Oct 14, 2010 3:10 PM

    Matt Flynn? Good luck with all that.

  4. shaggytoodle says: Oct 14, 2010 3:16 PM

    I don’t know if the Bears example is good, because Cutler has that same blank look on his face so its a lot harder to tell the severity of the concussion. After Cutler throughs a pick he is more likely to scratch his head, where as Rodgers would actually give a crap. I believe that Rodgers will play.

  5. william sizemore says: Oct 14, 2010 3:18 PM

    This is serious, and should be taken that way, another hit before the brain has a chance to have reduce swelling and to let the tissues repair themselves is dangerous, I hope the doctors do there exam with his health and future in football at the foremost of care, having said that, and being a Dolphin fan I hope they say he needs a week of rest with out being hit for his sake and to help the fish. Bill p.s. word in south Florida is the Dolphins love FISH, check back Sunday afternoon to see how they like Packer FISH.

  6. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 3:22 PM

    Brett Favre eats concussions for breakfast…AR,just another soft qb in the NFL. All the more reason to praise the Iron Man Favre, one tough SOB

  7. william sizemore says: Oct 14, 2010 3:26 PM

    A senior moment for sure, I should had type Packer cheese, and not fish, after the butt kicking from NE we are a little bit of shell shock, the worst game that I ever watch with the fish going back to the first lose with KC. Bill

  8. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Oct 14, 2010 3:33 PM

    being treated like a squirrel carcass in an overcrowded kennel.
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    very good joke!

  9. Visible says: Oct 14, 2010 3:40 PM

    Who cares. Aaron Rodgers last year played 7 playoff teams and only beat 2 of them. This year they’ve played two teams with winning records AND suprise, suprise, they are 0-2. When is everyone going to realize this guy puts up fancy #’s but cannot win the meaningful games.

  10. Ambrose says: Oct 14, 2010 3:46 PM

    Injuries to teammates be damned…A-Rodg to the rescue. Come Monday morning…Packers 4-2, Bears 4-2, Lions 1-5, Vikings 1-4.

  11. cusoman says: Oct 14, 2010 3:47 PM

    Visible says:
    October 14, 2010 3:40 PM
    Who cares. Aaron Rodgers last year played 7 playoff teams and only beat 2 of them. This year they’ve played two teams with winning records AND suprise, suprise, they are 0-2. When is everyone going to realize this guy puts up fancy #’s but cannot win the meaningful games.
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    That’s GB QB’s for ya. Favre did (and continues to do) the same thing most of the time.

  12. Green n' Gold says: Oct 14, 2010 3:48 PM

    It won’t matter if he plays. Packers have so many injuries for this game, they’ll have a hard time coming up with 45 guys for this one. Fish win this one easily.

  13. frank booth says: Oct 14, 2010 3:53 PM

    Pervy xx says:
    Brett Favre eats concussions for breakfast…AR,just another soft qb in the NFL. All the more reason to praise the Iron Man Favre, one tough SOB.
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    I didn’t realize that concussions and toughness were correlated. How many concussions has Favre had?

  14. Dewey Axewoond says: Oct 14, 2010 3:58 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    October 14, 2010 3:16 PM
    I don’t know if the Bears example is good, because Cutler has that same blank look on his face so its a lot harder to tell the severity of the concussion. After Cutler throughs a pick he is more likely to scratch his head, where as Rodgers would actually give a crap. I believe that Rodgers will play.
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    Even with Cutler’s blank look, I bet he knows the difference between “THREW” and “THROUGH”
    you buffoonish knob-gobbling DOLT.
    Compared to “through & threw” confusers like you, 4th Grade drop-outs aspiring to careers in custodial services are Stephen-freaking-Hawkings…
    Christ, before you go knocking Cutler for what YOU regard as apathy, how about YOU show a little less apathy toward basic literacy, okay Shakespeare?

  15. PackersHome says: Oct 14, 2010 3:58 PM

    If the NFL had the same concussion protocol as it does now 20 years ago, Favre’s streak would have ended long before anyone cared about it.
    Keep talking.

  16. ScottyFargo says: Oct 14, 2010 3:59 PM

    Favre would play through it. But he’s a true warrior, one that would have ruled the Roman Colosseum back in the gladiator days like he rules the gridiron now. Oh boy Packers fans. What a mess you have here. And NO, you can’t have Favre back, LOL!!!
    SKOL VIKINGS!

  17. jecates says: Oct 14, 2010 3:59 PM

    How the hell is a betting man supposed to pick this game? If Rodgers and Matthews are out, it’s Miami’s game to lose. If Rodgers plays, the Pack should win. If Rodgers and Matthews both play, the Pack should cover the spread easily. Grrr.

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