July 23, 2014

Rodgers ruled out for Dallas game (AUDIO)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has officially been ruled out of

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Sunday’s game at Dallas against the Cowboys.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said, “Frankly it’s been a difficult morning going through conversation with Dr. McKenzie and Aaron.”  “He feels ready to play.  He’s very disappointed.  He’s frustrated.  Speaking with Dr. McKenzie, this is the right decision.  He was not scanned this morning.”

McCarthy said, “The hurdle Aaron wanted to get over, he felt he achieved it.  Listening to all the facts, it’s in our best interest as a team for him not to play.

The decision means Matt Flynn, who took all the reps in practice today, will start against the Cowboys on Sunday.  McCarthy thought Flynn had his best practice in the last two weeks today.

McCarthy said he’s OK with the decision.  He said, “It’s not easy to tell your franchise quarterback he can’t play.  But this is in the best interest of Aaron Rodgers.”

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy on the decision to rule Rodgers out :16

AUDIO: McCarthy was asked if he’s OK with the decision :21