Oh, how we would love to see Aaron Rodgers doing this once more. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Door not slammed on Aaron Rodgers for this week – yet


This is what most Packers fans would like to see on Sunday against the Cowboys.

This is what most Packers fans would like to see on Sunday against the Cowboys.

 

Aaron Rodgers is progressing with his recovery from a fractured clavicle – that was the message that Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy provided at his press conference this afternoon.

While both McCarthy and Rodgers were quizzed about where the quarterback was in the recovery process, both gave answers, but both were also somewhat coy in their responses.

All of it will be determined by the medical report … another scan will need to be completed and as of Thursday afternoon none had been scheduled. That said, Rodgers also indicated that if he were to play Sunday he would need to take all of the reps on Friday afternoon.

Meeting with the Packers beat reporters after practice this afternoon, McCarthy was asked about Rodgers’ chances of playing and he replied simply that he was a “limited” practice player. There was no talk about Rodgers being ruled out, but there also wasn’t any talk about whether he would be cleared to play Sunday when the Packers travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.

 

In the portion of the practice that reporters were allowed to view on Thursday, many tweeted that Rodgers seemed to be throwing the ball well and moving around the field well. However, we all know, as McCarthy has so many times told us, that the decision will come down to the medical side of the equation.

Rodgers is throwing the ball well and has a full range of motion. However, the scans doctors have taken so far haven’t shown enough healing to allow them to give the go-ahead. Aaron Rodgers himself passed the buck when directly asked at his locker after practice on whether he would be cleared to play Sunday. Here’s some of the responses he gave when talking to reporters on Thursday afternoon:

 

 

 

And at least Silverstein was thinking that the Packers were playing the cat and mouse game with the entire situation. Here’s what he tweeted:  

 

 But whether the Packers are playing games or not doesn’t really matter, as pointed out by Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press Gazette in this tweet:

 

 

The Aaron Rodgers mystery continues … We’ll know more by tomorrow.

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