Nearly three weeks ago the fate of the 2013 Green Bay Packers turned sour.
On that dreadful Sunday night, their MVP was wounded. Now, they are barely keeping their heads above water.
With a huge divisional game that could determine a playoff berth, the Green Bay Packers need Aaron Rodgers now more than ever. Unfortunately, It doesn’t look like that’ll happen.
“He wants to play, but after talking to medical staff, I would say it’s slim to none that he’ll play,” declared Mike McCarthy today during his Monday press conference.
What’s been holding the former MVP back was the risk of displacement of the collar-bone. If he re-injures his collar-bone with a clean break, it would sideline him 3-5 months and cause long-term damage. That being said, it doesn’t look like he will play Thursday against Detroit.
A wise choice that’s being made at this point by the Packers brass. Not only would he be stepping on the field before he was medically ready, but he would be putting himself at risk against one of the better, most aggressive and rogue defensive lines in the league. How much do you think Suh and Fairly would want to get after Rodgers? It wouldn’t be pretty.
On a positive note, Rodgers has no pain in the area of his injury and has been throwing balls in practice. For now, Green Bay will have to tread water one more week without Aaron Rodgers.