For the past few weeks, Green Bay Packers fans and Aaron Rodgers himself were hoping that there would be a pre-Christmas miracle and that his clavicle would heal a bit more quickly.
Don’t count on it.
Reports over the past few days that Rodgers experienced pain while practicing last week indicated that he was pushing himself to get back on the field. While there was no way he was going to play last weekend, the most recent developments out of Green Bay indicate that he probably won’t be on the field this coming Sunday when the Packers play at Dallas.
While this is excruciating news for Packers fans and Rodgers himself, most likely Jerry Jones and his cohorts are doing a jig today.
Though Rodgers is reported to be attempting another shot at practice today, indications are from insiders within the Packers organization, that Rodgers will most likely sit again this weekend.
That means that our friendly backup, Matt Flynn, will once again be the Packers best chance in pulling out a win against the Cowboys … a team that was crushed just a couple of days ago in Chicago.
Tony Romo and company are in the same boat as the Packers as they attempt to remain in the playoff chase and are fighting for an Eastern Division title.
The decision on whether Rodgers plays will be made by the doctors. He must be far enough along in the healing process and be able to tolerate any pain for any chance to play.
Don’t count on that either.
Unless there’s a Reggie White-like miracle healing over the next 24-48 hours, Rodgers will once again be manning the headset and clipboard.