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

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he's aiming to play vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Green Bay Packers will be without Aaron Rodgers on Thanksgiving, but fans should have something to be thankful for come Week 14 as it’s expected Aaron Rodgers will return from his injury.

The MVP quarterback told ESPN prior to Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions that while he’s not completely confident that his broken collarbone has healed, he ‘hopes’ to be on the field in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons:

But Rodgers told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman before Thursday’s game that he hopes to play on Dec. 8 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Rodgers told Holtzman that he is not completely certain that his fractured collarbone, which has not been X-rayed recently, is completely healed. The former league MVP said he is concerned about his strength and flexibility — and he thinks he will regain them in time to return against the Falcons.

Rodgers not playing in recent weeks hasn’t been because of pain or a lack of motion, but rather a further risk of injury. Doctors informed Rodgers and the Packers that Aaron could sustain a much more damaging injury if he played before the collarbone fully repaired, so that’s why the quarterback has continued to be sidelined.

Barring a setback, it’s looking as if Rodgers will be back in Week 14.

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