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.

40 responses to “McCarthy: No diagnosis on Aaron Rodgers’ injured shoulder

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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….

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.


  17. 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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