Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) answers questions from reporter Michelle Tafoya after the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers chances of playing on Thanksgiving are 'closer to none'

Green Bay Packers fans got a little excitement on Tuesday afternoon when they learned that star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has been recovering from a broken left collarbone, was finally able to return to practice on a limited basis.

While seeing Rodgers back on the field and going through individual workouts was a promising sign for the team’s fans, they should not expect to see Rodgers back on the field.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to reporters after the practice session and it didn’t take long for the coach to be asked whether or not Rodgers would be able return to the starting line up and lead the team’s offense against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Unfortunately, McCarthy said that Rodgers’ chances of playing on Thursday were ‘closer to none’.

Rodgers was never expected to play on Thursday afternoon, so the news isn’t entirely surprising, but it does look like he is inching closer to a return to the field just in time to help the team with their playoff push.

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