Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of a NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Packers rule Aaron Rodgers out for Week 14

The Green Bay Packers are hanging on to slim playoff hopes, so they will need to find a way to dig deep and come up with a big win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Unfortunately for Green Bay, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is still recovering from a broken left collarbone, will be unable to play and he has officially been ruled out for the team’s Week 14 match up.

Rodgers was hoping to play, but Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced on Friday afternoon that the he would not be suiting up on Sunday.

In Rodgers’ absence, the Packers will need to hope that Matt Flynn can rebound from last week’s poor performance and help to keep the team’s postseason hopes alive.

If the Packers lose on Sunday, there is a good chance that Rodgers could be shut down for the remainder season.

The next date that the Packers and their fans will be looking to is next Monday. McCarthy will be able to provide a better update on Rodgers’ status after the weekend and that could all hinge on the result of the Week 14 game.

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