Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still trying to recover from a broke collarbone in his non-throwing shoulder. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Packers could consider shutting him down for the season if they’re out of playoff contention.
“At this point, it’s really about the risk of going back out there,” Rodgers said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show with ESPNWisconsin’s Jason Wilde. “I can’t say this morning was the greatest news because I was hoping for full clearance to get back out there and we didn’t get that. It’s Tuesday so we have a good amount of time before the game.”
“I desperately want to be back on the field, and that’s been my stance from the beginning,” Rodgers said. “If I’m healthy, I want to be on the field. Would hate to be in a situation where we’re out of it, but this is my team. I’m the leader of this team, and I want to be out there.”
If he can’t play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons you can expect the Packers to go with Matt Flynn.
You can listen to the full interview here