Final injury report: Rodgers out
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 13, 2013
In spite of his best efforts, the collarbone has just not healed enough and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been ruled out this week as the Packers travel to play the Dallas Cowboys, courtesy of the team’s official twitter account.
Rodgers has been only frustrated about the process and the fact that his shoulder has not healed the way he expected. Matt Flynn will start this week for the Packers as they try to keep their playoff hopes alive at 6-6-1. They are behind both the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears at 7-6. If the Packers can win without Rodgers and improve to 7-6-1, the likelihood is this will be revisited next week in hopes of Rodgers being able to play and lead them into the playoffs.
If the Packers are unable to win and fall to 6-7-1, unless both the Lions and Bears lose, there will have to be some serious consideration put into shutting down Rodgers for the year. At that point, the playoffs are virtually out of the question and Rodgers being healthy for next season is far more important than playing out the string this year.