Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday that although Aaron Rodgers returned to practice, his chances of playing against the Lions are “closer to none than slim.”
“It does not look like Aaron is going to make it,” said McCarthy.
McCarthy mentioned that Matt Flynn took the starter reps on Tuesday, which is a pretty good indication he’ll start on Thanksgiving.
Looks like Rodgers will try to back in time to play against the Falcons in Week 14.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers returned to practice on Tuesday and participated in individual drills for the first time since fracturing his collarbone back on Nov. 4.
Rodgers took part in center exchanges, footwork drills and throwing short passes. Last week, Rodgers said he would need to practice on Tuesday to have any shot of suiting up in Week 13.
Clearly, this is a positive sign for Rodgers and the Packers, but it’s by no means an indication that he will play against the Lions on Thanksgiving.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that the Rodgers’ chances of playing on Thursday were “slim to none,” so the odds are still against him playing on Thursday.
We’ll have more regarding Rodgers’ Week 13 status as the news is available.