Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) before the game against the Detroit Lions during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers to be evaluated by team doctors on Wednesday


The Green Bay Packers remain in the playoff hunt, so they are still hoping to get star quarterback Aaron Rodgers back for the final three-game stretch of the season. Rodgers is set to work out today as he continues to attempt a return from a broken left collarbone, before visiting the doctor on Wednesday to see how he feels.

Team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie will meet with Rodgers on Wednesday to see how Rodgers is doing and he is the man that will ultimately make the call on if Rodgers can return.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media that a decision on Rodgers would come from no one other than McKenzie, so we will have to sit back and anxiously await the result of Rodgers’ visit.

“The way we’ve always done it, that’s with medical clearance,” McCarthy said, via ESPN Wisconsin. “Obviously, when a player is in a rehab position, there’s conversation and obviously all the testing is done. That meeting goes on and ultimately Pat has to clear him. Dr. McKenzie has to clear the player.”

Rodgers is working hard to get back on the field and he is hopeful that he will be able to return to help the Packers reach the postseason, but it the decision is not in his hands.

If Rodgers had his way, there is no doubt that he would be back on the field slinging the ball around, so he will just have to hope that today’s workout goes well and his body is healthy enough on Hump Day to get the okay from McKenzie.

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  • Peter Maiz

    If Rodgers were to return for the Boys, he’d be playing with some pain. I say let Flynn handle Dallas. I don’t know why we’re chasing the postseason as if it were some kind of holly grail. Let us improve the team for 2014. Hopefully Thompson will finally have the ability to recruit better in the draft and get some star potential at key areas. With the O line being porous and unable to stop the rush, why have Rodgers vulnerable to aggravating his collarbone injury? With some strength in key areas, Aaron can take the Pack to the super bowl 2014 provided that the coaches improve their play calling.

  • Robert

    A@Peter Maiz,
    I have to agree to disagree on your opinion.
    The Packers are only one half a game out of first place in the NFC North Championship race with three games left to be played. I do not or ever will have a give up attitude regarding this team and what they can accomplish this season or any other since i was born in 1962.
    This team is still alive and so are a lot of fans hopes and dreams. Lets not pull the plug so quickly.
    If they do not win the NFC North, then we will have six months to discuss the draft.
    As a fan and owner, I feel we support this team, coaching staff and management until numbers tell us otherwise.
    There will be plenty of time for discussion and hindsight as soon as this season is over.
    Sincerely,