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.