We will most likely see Aaron Rodgers once again out of uniform when Sunday rolls around ... saving a pre-Christmas miracle. Jim Oxley photograph

Aaron Rodgers: Will he play Sunday? Don't get your hopes up


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.

It will most likely be Matt Flynn throwing passes Sunday in Dallas. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

It will most likely be Matt Flynn throwing passes Sunday in Dallas. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

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.

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  • Dion Ferguson

    Well I have been reading reports from ESPN then reading articles from the mayo clinic. from what I’ve read he is having pain doing certain movements especially ones. involving the left arm. the mayo clinic says it’s normal but should be checked to ensure correct healing. injury healing time is from 6-16 weeks depending on severity. from the reports the break didn’t sound that bad. sohe should be back.

    • Mike King

      Ironically last week Rodgers said nothing about this pain and was playing possum if he would play on Sunday until Friday hit. AR and MM also kept saying every week that he was not sure if he was going to play that week. They are sending out all kinds of disinformation so I don’t believe a word any of them are saying right now till they rule him out.

  • Taryn Miller

    The Packers via Matt Flynn are at the poker table and are hoping to see the flop,river and turn cards(Dal,Pitt,Chi) while holding and hoping their ace in the hole(Rodgers) can get a match and a seat at the finals table.

  • http://packer-madness.com/ NFL Madness

    Lets be realistic about this. Without winning the division, the Packers aren’t getting into the playoffs. If we lose one game and the Bears or the Lions win one game, we are out of the playoffs. I can’t say for sure that Matt Flynn can beat the Cowboys or the Steelers. Do we really want to risk Rodgers if there is no way to make the playoffs? I say rest him for the rest of the season, and next season worry about a quality back up QB. Maybe Kirk Cousins will be available next year.