Aaron Rodgers Not Likely to Play this Week
This was fairly predictable. It looks like the Green Bay Packers will be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers for another week.
Coach Mike McCarthy said as much on Monday.
“He wants to play, but after talking to medical staff, I would say it’s slim to none that he’ll play,” McCarthy said.
He went on to say that Rodgers would have to practice Wednesday in order to face the Detroit Lions on Thursday. So now the question is who will start for the Packers?
Scott Tolzien started on Sunday, but was pulled in favor of Matt Flynn in the third quarter. Flynn led the Packers back to tie the game and looked pretty good doing it.
Tolzien had just 98 yards before getting the hook and had trouble moving the offense.
Flynn seems like the obvious choice here, particularly considering the success he’s had against the Lions — 480 yards and six touchdowns at the end of the 2011 season. However, McCarthy didn’t commit to either guy on Monday.
“We’re going to prepare both of them to play,” he said. “We had to run things in this game we hadn’t practiced last week. We can’t have that happen again.”
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