It’s another week without Aaron Rodgers for the Packers.
The team has ruled Rodgers out for the sixth straight game because of a broken left collarbone, leaving Matt Flynn to start against the Cowboys in a game the Packers need to win in order to have realistic hopes of making the playoffs. Coach Mike McCarthy said that Rodgers was upset by the decision, but that he feels it’s the right decision for the organization.
“It’s been a difficult morning going through the conversation with Aaron and Dr. [Patrick] McKenzie,” McCarthy said in his Friday press conference. “[Rodgers] feels like he’s ready to play. He’s very disappointed, he’s frustrated. Speaking with Dr. McKenzie, this is the right decision.”
While it isn’t the decision any Packers fan wanted to hear, it’s hardly an unexpected one given the fact that Rodgers wasn’t cleared medically earlier this week. At this point, it appears to be a decision based on imaging of the injury and there’s nothing anyone with the team can do to make that go their way.
There was better news regarding running back Eddie Lacy. Lacy returned to practice on Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle injury and he’s listed as probable for Sunday.