July 11, 2014

Thursday is decision day for Rodgers and the Packers

Green Bay Packers are expected to make their decision known by tomorrow whether or not Aaron Rodgers will be quarterbacking the Packers on

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Rodgers underwent a scan this week and it’s now up to Dr. Pat McKenzie and the Packers organization to decide if his broken collarbone has healed sufficiently to allow him to play Sunday in the winner-take-all contest against the Bears.

The Packers had today (Christmas Day) off and will return to the practice field on Thursday.  Rodgers hopes to be taking all of the snaps with the first team offense when that time comes.

Rodgers broke his collarbone against Chicago back on November 4th.  The Packers are 2-5-1 since then.  They’re 7-7-1 entering play Sunday and it’s hard to believe they’re still in position to control their own destiny.  But the Lions and Bears have struggled right along with the Packers.

Detroit was in the best position after beating the Packers on Thanksgiving Day, but they went on to drop 5 out of the last 6 games and have since been eliminated from playoff contention.

On his radio show this week (540 ESPN Milwaukee), Rodgers wouldn’t say whether he was optimistic he would be cleared this week, but he went into more detail with regards to the process, including his slow recovery and his relationship with team physician Patrick McKenzie and head coach Mike McCarthy.

Rodgers said one way or the other, there will be a decision on Thursday