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

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wants ‘risk-reward’ conversation over playing Sunday


The Green Bay Packers still have a shot at the playoffs and an NFC North title. They’ve been playing without starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers who suffered a broken collarbone six weeks ago.

Rodgers is trying to get back on to the football field and wants a conversation about him playing potentially.

“I think there has to be on some level a risk-reward conversation,” Rodgers said during his weekly radio spot on ESPN Milwaukee, via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  “You have to base that on the evidence you see on the scan, but also how I’m feeling and if I’m able to do normal football movements without pain.  That obviously goes into the equation.”

“Sometimes those guys have to save you from yourself,” Rodgers said.  “Doc and I always have had a close relationship and an honest relationship.  I think he trusts me on how I’m feeling.  It doesn’t mean I’m not going to battle him.”

Rodgers has also said he isn’t worried about any rust.

Nah, I don’t really worry about those too much. As far as those two, I would worry a little bit more about conditioning but I’ve actually been doing my workouts and feeling good and practiced last week and took more reps than I had in a while and felt pretty good.

“I think I may have mentioned rust on Thursday last. I think my definition of rust and maybe other people’s definitions are probably a little different. I would rely on the guys, their answers to see how they thought I looked last week. But I felt pretty good.”

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