The Green Bay Packers announced on Friday that QB Aaron Rodgers is out for Week 16’s game against the Steelers.
“As an organization, we are not ready for him to play,” said HC Mike McCarthy on Friday. “I thought AR did everything he could possibly do. He attacked rehab and weight room. But this is an organizational decision.”
Matt Flynn gets his third straight start this weekend in another must-win situation for the Packers who surprisingly control their own destiny.
This is exactly what happened last week right before the Packers officially ruled him out of Week 15’s game against Dallas.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Packers don’t expect QB Aaron Rodgers to play this weekend unless “something significantly changes with the doctor.”
This coincides with what many have been saying in recent days. Although McCarthy and Rodgers expressed some optimism that he was progressing, all signs have pointed to Matt Flynn getting another start against the Steelers.
Green Bay will make an announcement regarding his status at some point Friday.
Rodgers will be re-evaluated on Friday, but even with the optimism from McCarthy it still appears as though Matt Flynn will get another start in Week 16 against the Steelers.
Silverstein adds that Packers receivers said yesterday “they pretty much knew who was starting and the assumption was it is Flynn.”
Rodgers continues to get in limited work with the backup center, but that is not exactly a great sign that he close to returning. Rodgers said previously that he would need to practice on Friday to have any chance of playing, so I would expect an official word regarding his status at some point tomorrow.
The Packers obviously are in must-win mode with an improving Steelers team coming to Green Bay this weekend.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy announced that QB Aaron Rodgers‘ still hasn’t received medical clearance as of Wednesday.
McCarthy added that Rodgers is making progress and they expect his status for Week 16 to be determined in similar process as last week.
All signs point to Matt Flynn getting another start against the Steelers on Sunday. We’ll have more as the news is available.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that despite meeting with team doctors, they “didn’t even discuss” QB Aaron Rodgers‘ health.
- McCarthy added that they will “set a plan” for Rodgers, who will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
- McCarthy mentioned that the coaching staff is game-planning with backup QB Matt Flynn as of now.
Reports over the weekend suggested that Rodgers was close to returning for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, and even Rodgers himself thought he would return for Week 15’s game.
If that’s actually the case, Rodgers figures to have a decent shot at playing against the Steelers in another must-win game this weekend. As we’ve mentioned numerous times now, Green Bay’s medical staff is nutritiously conservative with their players, and it doesn’t help that Rodgers is dealing with a fractured collarbone.
We’ll have more as the news is available.