The good news for the Packers is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. The bad news is that Rodgers hasn’t been cleared to return from his broken collarbone, either.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today that he is currently planning for backup Matt Flynn to start his fourth consecutive game on Sunday. McCarthy added, however, that Rodgers will be evaluated by the team’s medical staff this week.
“Aaron’s situation will be evaluated Wednesday morning and then we’ll have a plan for him come Wednesday,” McCarthy said.
The Packers seem to be leaning toward playing it safe with Rodgers, so it wouldn’t be at all surprising if the result of the Wednesday evaluation is the same as the result of all of his previous evaluations, and the medical staff says he’s simply not ready to play. The good news for the Packers is that they’ve now won two in a row with Flynn.