According to the Green Bay Packers website, Aaron Rodgers is not yet cleared for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Rodgers took part in Green Bay’s practice on Wednesday, and he threw the ball extremely well. According to Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers “looked sharp, and is getting better.” However, the Packers are inclined to be cautious with Rodgers’ collar bone injury.
Still, the Packers said that Rodgers took part on a limited basis, and Matt Flynn is set to be the team’s starter until further notice. In similar fashion to last week, McCarthy said they will announced Aaron Rodgers’ status on Friday.
If they decide to go with the hot hand, Matt Flynn will have the tough task of winning his third game in a row.
In addition to Rodgers, Randall Cobb returned to practice, and could have an impact on this season if Green Bay makes the postseason.
Since Aaron Rodgers got hurt on Nov. 4, the Packers have gone (2-4-1). The season was almost done until the past two weeks, when Green Bay earned two exciting victories. They’ve also been helped by their opponents within the division, however.
It was a foregone conclusion that Detroit would capitalize off of the injuries, by Green Bay and Chicago, instead the Bears and Packers could be playing for the division title in week 17.