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Packers Don’t Expect Aaron Rodgers To Return Later This Season

According to Ian Rapoport, the Packers do not expect QB Aaron Rodgers to return this season after he suffered a broken collarbone last week.

Green Bay placed Rodgers on injured reserve a few days ago, which means he’s eligible to practice in six weeks and can return after eight weeks.

Rapoport says that the Packers would like to bring back offensive line Jason Spriggs and Don Barclay from injured reserve later on in the year, which means Brett Hundley could end up starting the remainder of the season.

However, Adam Schefter reports the Packers believe Rodgers will be able to resume throwing in six weeks, which leaves the door open for a return later on in the season.

In order for Rodgers to return, the Packers are going to have to remain in the mix but Schefter says the Packers think there’s a chance Rodgers can return later this year.

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.

We’ll have more regarding Rodgers possibly┬áreturning as the news is available.

 

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