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Rodgers will know Friday or Saturday if he can play

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There won’t be a game-time decision to make about Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers quarterback, who has yet to be medically cleared or officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Falcons, said Wednesday that there would be a call on his status before Sunday.

“It wouldn’t be fair to Matt Flynn to make a decision on his status on the day of the game,” Rodgers said. “I don’t think that’s fair to Matt if we do that. I think by Friday or Saturday at the latest there will be a decision.”

Rodgers said that there were three tests he needed to pass to get cleared — strength, range of motion and the scan of the bone — and that he’s only passed two of them at the moment. The scan of the collarbone was taken on Tuesday and Rodgers said the results weren’t “the greatest news,” but declined to discuss specifics about the results or his expectations.

“I don’t think that’s appropriate,” Rodgers said. “There’s enough people who are supposedly getting leaks from this organization that can make their own assumptions.”

The assumption that matters the most for the Packers right now is the negative one most people are probably making about Rodgers’ chances of playing in Week 14.

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26 Responses to “Rodgers will know Friday or Saturday if he can play”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:09 PM

    His heroic comeback will be the talk of the NFL. This is tremendous news for anyone that loves football.

  2. trollsetter says: Dec 4, 2013 4:10 PM

    Start him!! The Packers fragile identity depends on it.

  3. phillysports1 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:11 PM

    Im hoping he comes back

  4. indytom87 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:11 PM

    Good – hopefully he can stop flying in grill class.

  5. tvjules says: Dec 4, 2013 4:15 PM

    Oh baloney. Head games by the Packers.

  6. DonKellyBaby says: Dec 4, 2013 4:18 PM

    Highly doubtful, but I hope he does for my fantasy playoffs. Jordy Nelson and Eddie Lacy haven’t been the same.

  7. arodgersgloryhole says: Dec 4, 2013 4:21 PM

    Ryan Braun will tender that poor collarbone into great shape for you while he massages the stache.

  8. erock27 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:28 PM

    Lions taking the division

  9. trollsetter says: Dec 4, 2013 4:29 PM

    Hahaha, I love filthy’s comments. You crack me up dude!

  10. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    I have broken many, many collarbones in my life, and none of them have healed, but I keep them nearby.

  11. coolrelaxx says: Dec 4, 2013 4:34 PM

    Wow… His season and the Packers are DONE!!!

  12. coolrelaxx says: Dec 4, 2013 4:34 PM

    Wait til next year!!!

  13. negativten says: Dec 4, 2013 4:35 PM

    They better disclose it soon,my parlay card needs to be in by Friday Night

  14. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 4, 2013 4:36 PM

    “There’s enough people who are supposedly getting leaks…”

    Don’t I know it.

  15. coolrelaxx says: Dec 4, 2013 4:36 PM

    HEAR THE LIONS RAOR!!!

  16. jgedgar70 says: Dec 4, 2013 4:38 PM

    I thought my fantasy season was over when Rodgers went down. Russell Wilson has filled in just fine. So I’m in no hurry. Rodgers is a great QB that is exciting to watch, so the sooner he gets back to form, the better.

  17. mrsmell says: Dec 4, 2013 4:40 PM

    Against ATL, I say go for it. Its not like they have a pass rush that causes Rodgers nightmares. In the long run, I hope he sits out the year. Like Manning and his neck, the game will always be there.

  18. trollsetter says: Dec 4, 2013 4:47 PM

    Any d-linemen are going to give Rodgers fits with the offensive line he has.

  19. logicalvoicessay says: Dec 4, 2013 4:54 PM

    coolrelaxx says:
    Dec 4, 2013 4:34 PM
    Wait til next year!!!

    ============
    well, that’s some real sportsmanship! so, should the redskins sit rg3, or better yet, forfeit the rest of their games because they’re eliminated from playoff contention? if every team did that, they’d all be losers. you sir, are not alone, but i definitely wish you were. rodgers gets payed handsomely to play. not to watch. people don’t ignore the games when the packers are out of the playoffs, so why should the team?

  20. mikemccarthyhof says: Dec 4, 2013 5:00 PM

    we are jesus’s team. i pray for you AR!

  21. packfanaj12 says: Dec 4, 2013 5:12 PM

    Didn’t they say we would know by Tuesday? I bet Friday or Saturday they change it to… Game-time decision.

  22. shlort says: Dec 4, 2013 6:13 PM

    It doesn’t really matter at this point. If the reason Rodgers needs to be back is for the Packers to make the playoffs, it is a moot point. The odds that GB wins 4 games against some decent teams and the lions manage to go .500 for the rest of the season are about as good as Rodgers actually playing on Sunday.

    The NFC North Champion will be irrelavent in the post season anyway. There will be better teams from other divisions that don’t make the playoffs. First round exit for the NFC North Champion. Book it.

  23. f1restarter says: Dec 4, 2013 6:53 PM

    With Rodgers, the Pack finishes 4-0. The Lions will collapse, since they’re the Lions. Then it’s on to the playoffs, where regular season records mean nothing. Whoever gets hot at the right time will take the coveted Lombardi Trophy.

    Everything is happening as I have foreseen.

  24. aldante66 says: Dec 4, 2013 6:56 PM

    Do pack fans actually go to school? Here’s a puzzle for them

    Your in third place. The teams in first and second win all their remaining games and so do you. What place are you still in?

    Note: only one team goes to the playoffs. Gee now how hard is this.

  25. aa1829 says: Dec 4, 2013 7:10 PM

    Again:

    There is do, and don’t do. There is no try.
    Signed Yoda

  26. purpleguy says: Dec 4, 2013 7:51 PM

    I assume the bone scan is the most important test of all of them, and if it ain’t healed, he should continue doing the Jay Cutler thing.

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