Packers' Mike McCarthy: “I have all the confidence in the world in Seneca”


The Green Bay Packers lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a shoulder injury on Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers has a fractured collarbone in his non-throwing shoulder. The Packers haven’t added a quarterback to the roster yet, they simply promoted Scott Tolzien from the practice squad.

That move indicates that the Packers plan on keeping back up Seneca Wallace under center until Rodgers returns.

“He’s played in a lot of games, been in the league a long time, I look for him to improve with a week of preparation,” head coach Mike McCarthy said, via Pro Football Talk. “I have all the confidence in the world in Seneca.”

“It’s my responsibility and our coaching staff’s responsibility to make sure the game plan fits his skill set,” McCarthy said. “We’ll have a challenging week as a whole offense.”

Rodgers doesn’t have a time table for his return.

“I have a fractured collarbone, and we haven’t talked at all about timetable,” Rodgers said. “We have not talked about any long-term prognosis.”

“It’s a difficult injury because there’s not a specific type of rehab,” Rodgers said.  “Feel like I’ve been a quick healer in the past. Hopefully this will be on the short end.

Most estimate that it is a three week injury. McCarthy described it as “week to week.”

“The doctors felt much better today than they did last night,” McCarthy said.

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