McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers still ‘a couple weeks away’ from returning

Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during warmups prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

 

Based on today’s news that the Green Bay Packers signed quarterback Matt Flynn and worked out John Skelton, you could already assume that Aaron Rodgers isn’t going to be able to play any time soon. Indeed, that appears to be the case.

Packers head coach Mike McCathy said today that Rodgers is “a couple weeks away” from returning from his clavicle injury, per Paul Imig of FoxSportsWisconsin.

McCarthy did not confirm that Flynn, who was signed recently, would be quarterback Scott Tolzien’s backup this Sunday against the New York Giants:

Well, Matt Flynn’s here. He went through his workout this morning. Looks good. That’s really all I have all for you right now. Everything else is a work in progress. I just came from the training room. A lot of the information that you need to make decisions is still coming in, so we’re still trying to put it all together.

The 28-year-old Flynn has played in Oakland, Seattle, and Buffalo, but he was by far his best during his four years with the Packers. He was Rodger’s backup from 2008 through 2011.

When asked about Seneca Wallace’s availability, McCarthy said the following:

His information is one of the ones that just came in, so I don’t have an answer for you.

Wallace started Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the Eagles, but left with an injury in the first quarter. Tolzien, who had just been promoted from the practice squad, played most of the game, going 24-of-39 passes for 280 yards with one TD and two interceptions.
“I thought he played an outstanding football game based on the amount of preparation,” McCarthy said. ” . . . I saw a young man get better during the course of the game running plays he hasn’t played yet and doing things that I thought was exceptional for a young quarterback. I was very pleased with his performance.”

Topics: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy

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  • nicholas starling

    A couple weeks away? First guess was three weeks? Then it was said it was more likely to be 4-6 weeks. Now we’re back to three weeks. I hope they aren’t going to risk Rodgers long term health for a likely long shot at making the play-offs.

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