Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was trying to come back a week ago, but he said Tuesday it didn’t take him long to realize that wasn’t happening.
During his weekly radio show with Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin, Rodgers said he had too much pain to reasonably continue to try to play against the Falcons.
“The scan last week did not show [enough] healing. We would need different results this week in order to play this week,” Rodgers said (as transcribed by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Doing quick movements or giving a handoff with left hand, those are things that gave me some discomfort. That was a clue. . . .
“It’s frustrating, very frustrating. I was trying to push it before science tells you before it’s possible.”
He said he was going to try to practice tomorrow, but didn’t want to predict whether he thought he’d have a chance to play against the Cowboys this week.
Rodgers seems to have come to the realization that a four-week recovery from an injury that most had pegged taking at least six to eight weeks was unrealistic. And with three to play, and the Packers clinging to just the thinnest, most mathematical playoff hope, you understand why he’s hanging on.
But it also appears less and less likely that he’s going to get the news he’s hoping for.