Aaron Rodgers: ‘I haven’t given up hope on playing any week’

Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have found themselves scrambling to find a quarterback since Aaron Rodgers went down with a fractured collarbone. They played Seneca Wallace who went down and then Scott Tolzien. The Packers have even signed Matt Flynn again.

“I haven’t given up hope on playing any week. It depends on how I heal and depends on what the next x-ray looks like,” Rodgers said on weekly radio show on 540 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.com. “Obviously, this week is probably not going to happen — not going to happen. (pause) Probably not going to happen.”

When asked about playing in the Thanksgiving Day game, Rodgers said: “I would like to be back this week. Now, whether that’s realistic or not remains to be seen. I would never rule myself out on a Tuesday. Now, Mike [McCarthy] probably already has, I think.”

Head coach Mike McCarthy did say that in fact.

“He thinks he’s going to be ready real soon,” McCarthy said. “But he’s a couple weeks away I would think. They haven’t given me a date. They haven’t said he’ll be ready for this game. And I don’t think he’s been scanned again.”

Packers fans can rest assured that Rodgers is doing what he can to get back out there.

“I’m doing everything I can to get back out there,” Rodgers said Tuesday. “We have our treatment routines. Again, it’s giving the bone time to heal and not trying to do anything too stupid to aggravate it. The collarbone obviously has an important role in your shoulder movement. Small victories to me have been being able to sleep through an entire night, which I finally can; being able to put a shirt over my head, which I can now; putting socks on. Yes, I can put them on without being in an extreme amount of pain.”

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