Aaron Rodgers – he’s been the topic of so much discussion over the past four-plus weeks across Green Bay Packers Nation and today should bring us all one step closer to understanding where and how he stands with the team the final month of this season.
Today, doctors are scheduled to perform scans on his clavicle to look at just how much it has healed since it was fractured when he slammed it into the ground while being sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin.
Of course, much has transpired over the past month and five games – namely the inability of the Packers to win a football game without their all-world quarterback. And with the news that he will be undergoing tests today and that he, doctors and Packers brass will be huddling to decide what should be done, we all sit on the edge of our seats for the news about his future.
Many feel the Packers shouldn’t take any chances with Rodgers, especially in light of the fact that they have fallen 1.5 games behind NFC North Division leader Detroit. In addition, it seems the team has fallen into a deep funk the past month, culminated by the Packers’ disastrous outing at Detroit Thanksgiving Day.
Is it worth bringing Rodgers back with the chance that he could get hurt again? No doubt the team won’t allow him back on the field until he’s fully healed, given that they are paying him $120 million and don’t want their investment damaged.
But there are others that feel that because the team is still in the hunt for a playoff spot that they should get Rodgers back on the field as soon as possible.
We’ll certainly know the future of Rodgers some time today.
Stay tuned …