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McCarthy: No diagnosis on Aaron Rodgers’ injured shoulder

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was in full Bill Belichick mode in his postgame press conference when asked about the status of starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

McCarthy was asked about four different times about Rodgers’ injured left shoulder and kept coming back to the same answer.

“No timeline. No exact diagnosis. That’s where we’re at,” McCarthy said.

Rodgers injured his non-throwing shoulder in the first quarter when sacked by Shea McClellin. Backup Seneca Wallace completed 11 of 19 passes for 114 yards and an interception while being sacked four times.

“He has a shoulder injury. (The doctors) want to run more tests. They don’t have an exact diagnosis is where we are,” McCarthy said.

Rodgers and Wallace are the only two quarterbacks on the Packers’ active roster. If Rodgers is forced to miss any amount of time, the Packers will need to add an additional quarterback to their roster. Scott Tolzien is on the Packers’ practice squad and could get elevated to the active roster. Former Green Bay backup Matt Flynn was also released by the Buffalo Bills Monday and could be a potential option to return to the team.

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40 Responses to “McCarthy: No diagnosis on Aaron Rodgers’ injured shoulder”
  1. plum13sec says: Nov 5, 2013 12:26 AM

    If Flynn stumbles his way onto another NFL team…. This man needs to head to the casino.

  2. thehatefulnerd says: Nov 5, 2013 12:26 AM

    McCarthy is flat out lying to us about this injury, like always.

  3. MCxShow says: Nov 5, 2013 12:27 AM

    Call Brett Favre. I’m serious. If Rodgers is out for the year, I’d be perfectly alright with Favre coming back to lead our team. He couldn’t be any worse than Seneca Wallace anyway.

  4. larryboodry says: Nov 5, 2013 12:30 AM

    Hate to see anyone injured, but especially a player of Rodgers’ caliber.

  5. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 5, 2013 12:33 AM

    Let’s see how well “next man up” works this time.

  6. myasylum11 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:34 AM

    I vote for one more Farve comeback and done.

  7. edithpiaf51 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:35 AM

    I hope Aaron Rogers is ok

  8. metalhead65 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:36 AM

    time to question Rodgers toughness. I mean it was not like he hurt his knee right? it was his non throwing shoulder,get back out there your team needs you! you know if that had been Jay Cutler you guys would have said that.

  9. farvite says: Nov 5, 2013 12:36 AM

    Time to charter that plane and head to Hattiesburg again………

  10. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 5, 2013 12:41 AM

    That play was a horse collar tackle. I didn’t see it live; was it penalized? If not, McClellin had better be fined and/or suspended.

  11. thxelway says: Nov 5, 2013 12:45 AM

    According to Steve Young, “Talking to his agent on the sideline, other players, reading Aaron’s body language…reading the tea leaves…. this may be a while”.

    Ouch. Great player and good team. NFC comes down to 3 teams, Seattle, San Fran, and New Orleans if Rodgers misses 5+ games….

  12. textexington says: Nov 5, 2013 12:52 AM

    The 13 time world champion Green Bay Packers embrace adversity and win Superbowls(just like 2010) Go Pack Go !!!!!!!

  13. myhornispurple says: Nov 5, 2013 12:56 AM

    This’s why Favre is better

  14. uksaintsfan says: Nov 5, 2013 1:03 AM

    Although I’m not a Packers fan, I hope it’s not too serious an injury. Only sad muppets LIKE to hear about someone being injured. It’s a shame the Packers and Saints are not meeting up in the regular season this year. Maybe in the playoffs.

  15. 40zntallcanz says: Nov 5, 2013 1:12 AM

    the injury just happened, of course we aren’t going to hear anything yet.

  16. All-American Voltron says: Nov 5, 2013 1:13 AM

    There’s no legitimate reason to NOT sign Matt Flynn. if they don’t it shows either Packer arrogance that they think they can win with “anyone” or it shows they hold a grudge against Flynn for leaving to start instead of staying to be a backup.

  17. wda628 says: Nov 5, 2013 1:17 AM

    Orrrr. Favre comes back to get us 4 wins during Rodgers 6 week absence! This gets him back in good graces with the Packers family! No, but really, Flynn will be re-signed by Wednesday.

  18. vegasgolds says: Nov 5, 2013 1:23 AM

    will the Packers be calling up Brett Favre for his services while Aaron is out?

  19. kevjones75 says: Nov 5, 2013 1:29 AM

    Adios season. Maybe we can get a top 10 draft pick out of this? At least it’s not his throwing shoulder. I say shut him down if it’s a multiple week injury. No sense rushing back to salvage something that will be beyond salvaging by the time he returns. Mail it in for some good draft picks. There’s always next year. Time to settle in and focus on College Hoops and NBA.

  20. ningenito78 says: Nov 5, 2013 1:29 AM

    Vince Young time!

  21. mclovin07 says: Nov 5, 2013 1:31 AM

    Looks like Erin broke his collarbone according to some tweets coming out….Godspeed from a Vikings fan!

  22. bangithard says: Nov 5, 2013 1:40 AM

    Favre would have played through this BS!!

  23. nfl4days says: Nov 5, 2013 1:41 AM

    Everytime McCarthy gives theses kind of answers it’s bad.

  24. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 5, 2013 1:44 AM

    LOL, did anyone read Bob McGinn’s column in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal from a couple days back, “If Aaron Rodgers Gets Injured, Packers Will Still Win.”? Part way into it he says, “Fools are going to say I’m jinxing the team by talking about this….”. Uh Oh.

  25. binkystevens says: Nov 5, 2013 1:45 AM

    Bob McGinn’s article in the paper yesterday was prescient. He argued Packers could win without Rodgers. Now it’s time to see-they have an easy schedule and no coach is better at constructing a gameplan around his QB than McCarthy. See Matt Flynn’s start in New England in late 2010.
    Next man up. Same as always. This team is still a contender.

  26. rickrock6661982 says: Nov 5, 2013 1:55 AM

    In other words, revise that resume Tim Tebow…there is a job opening in Green Bay

  27. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 5, 2013 1:55 AM

    Even better, McGinn (the Packer beat writer) started his preview column from earlier today by saying in the first paragraph, – “McLellin stinks. Just not a football player. A lot of people think he should be in a 3-4. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, if the guy can rush the passer, the guy can rush the passer. HE CAN’T RUSH THE PASSER…..” and so on and so forth. McLellin had three or four sacks tonight, including the one that K.O.ed Rodgers and the one that K.O.ed the Pack at the end of the game.

    Bob McGinn is on suicide watch I presume.

  28. pressytodd says: Nov 5, 2013 2:06 AM

    First off good win bears.. All injurys aside trestman out coached capers.. And all things considered, loosing by 7 is suprising.

  29. asportsfan says: Nov 5, 2013 2:17 AM

    This mean something severe with the Collarbone.
    Great timing for Matt Flynn and most likely will be added as a backup.

  30. dkrause71 says: Nov 5, 2013 2:38 AM

    Clearly any time Rodgers may miss is huge for the Packers. I do think those that are going to say Rodgers is the whole team then should give the man a bit more credit when he is playing. I see posts calling him by the wrong name on purpose, or calling him a system QB, etc, etc.

    If Rodgers cannot go, i think its going to be a tough call of who will be the starter. Wallace would make the most sense since he already is the #2, but the arm strength is truly lacking. Hard to make anyone pay for stacking the box if you cannot get the ball down the field. Flynn and Tolzien are the only legit possible candidates though as they’ll need someone who knows the offense.

    If Rodgers has a broken collarbone or any type of longer term injury i think you’ll see Flynn signed. If Rodgers is short term, then Tolzien gets the promotion.

  31. denbronx says: Nov 5, 2013 2:50 AM

    I thought back-ups were actually supposed to be ready to play?

  32. daviddmsvcp says: Nov 5, 2013 3:14 AM

    uh oh, I hope they don’t call Brett.

  33. 49ers4ever says: Nov 5, 2013 3:27 AM

    Matt Flynn to the Packers. You heard it hear first.

  34. onbucky96 says: Nov 5, 2013 4:55 AM

    Liar Liar! I call Shenannagins on Mike McCarthy! They know but tubby and Ted Thompson don’t want egg on their face for only havin Sennaca Wallace for a backup. Ron Wolf ALWAYS had a QB on the bench ready to play.

  35. packerswin96 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:02 AM

    Did anyone ask MM why he didn’t challenge the play by Quarless that was ruled no catch?

  36. skcrooge says: Nov 5, 2013 6:48 AM

    Collar bone. 4-6 weeks. B R E T T F A V R E A L E R T

  37. cguy7 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:23 AM

    Where are all the Cheeseheads proclaiming that Ted Thompson is a genius? (Nice backup QB… lmao!) BTW, nice defense in the 4th quarter…

  38. shatho1 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:15 AM

    all u packer fans can just forget about Brett Favre coming out of retirement he is not coming back for anyone or anytime so move on!

  39. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 5, 2013 11:44 AM

    I love all these knobs who think they’re profound by saying the Packers looked not great with a backup QB.

    They’re the same fools who say Aaron Rodgers is a system QB and anyone could put up those numbers

    Well…which is it?

    The truth is, this is why Packers fans are considered to be the most knowledgeable. We know that Rodgers is probably the best QB in the NFL. Losing him is huge. The Packers are only average without him.

    But I’ll say this, the team that played the bears last night would still beat the Vikings by two or three scores.

    Easily.

  40. cliverush says: Nov 5, 2013 11:55 AM

    Coach Belichick can you tell us about the injury?..” Sure, it was an injury to the body.” Wow thinks the media, is he being open today.

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