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Packers Designate QB Aaron Rodgers To Return From Injured Reserve

Ian Rapoport reports that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has officially been designated as a player to return off the team’s injured reserve.

Though Rodgers has still yet to be medically cleared, he returned to practice on Saturday, which officially opens a three-week window for him to return to the active roster.

Rodgers suffered a displaced collarbone fracture that required two plates and 13 screws inserted to help solidify the fracture and accelerate the healing process.

Last month, Rapoport reported that the Packers did not expect Rodgers to play again during the 2017 season, but that it was possible for him to return toward the end of the season if Green Bay is still in the mix for a playoff spot.

Rodgers, 33, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He’s currently in the fifth year of his seven-year, $130.75 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $12.55 million and $19.8 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Rodgers has appeared in six games for the Packers and thrown for 1,385 yards while completing 66.3 percent of his passes to go along with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 83 yards.

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