Sigh. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is throwing again, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going to be playing anytime soon.
Rodgers threw before the Packers went out and crapped all over themselves against the Giants. That went fine, but Rodgers told Jason Wilde that while he feels no pain from his fractured collarbone when throwing or running, that isn’t the biggest issue.
“It felt good,” Rodgers said of throwing. “I had the adrenaline going.”
“I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point,” Rodgers said. “It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if [the collarbone] displaced. Obviously, I’d be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward.”
There had been some hope that Rodgers would be able to go next week when the Packers face the division-leading Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. Rodgers pointed to a 6-to-8 week recovery period, which is considered customary for non-athletes.
Rodgers injured himself less than three weeks ago and we doubt the Packers will be anything less than overly cautious with hin, as we all watch the season circle the bowl.
Rodgers hasn’t ruled himself out for this week and neither have the Packers, although that seems like a formality at this point. Coach Mike McCarthy has already named Scott Tolzien the starting quarterback against Minnesota.
“For [me to play], I would have to be on the field two days before the game,” Rodgers said. “So it would be Friday this week or Tuesday of next week, practicing. If that’s the case, then there’s a chance. If not, then I will be spectating.”