Nov 10, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Green Bay Packers fan holds up an Aaron Rodgers sign during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. Philadelphia won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers officially ruled out for Packers Thanksgiving game

The Green Bay Packers watched star quarterback Aaron Rodgers return to the field on Tuesday in a limited basis, as he participated in individual drills. However, Rodgers has yet to be fully cleared so his status for the team’s Thanksgiving Day match up against the Detroit Lions was hanging in the balance.

Today, we got an update on Rodgers’ status, but it wasn’t what the fans had been hoping for.

The Packers announced on Tuesday afternoon that Rodgers has been ruled out for the Week 13 divisional match up and Matt Flynn will get the start.

The good news is that Matt Flynn’s big contract came after he was able to torch the Lions secondary in a previous meeting, so Green Bay fans can hope for a similar result this time around.

It is looking like Rodgers is nearing a return, so that is another positive, but if Green Bay does not find a way to win now they could find themselves on the outside looking in for the NFC playoff picture and that could result in a decision to shut Rodgers down for the season.

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