Not surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers will face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday without Aaron Rodgers, who will miss his seventh consecutive game with a broken collarbone.
There was talk yesterday about how good Rodgers looked in practice. Rodgers also said he felt great. Obviously, the Packers’ team doctor didn’t care about any of that, though.
“Aaron Rodgers has been declared out for the game. As we do every week, obviously a lot of conversation about Aaron. He’s not medically cleared. That’s still the case today,” coach Mike McCarthy said.
“I thought Aaron Rodgers did everything he could possibly do. That’s what you ask of your players.”
McCarthy went on to say the decision to sit Rodgers again was organizational, but wouldn’t divulge who makes the final call. He also mentioned that Rodgers understands the decision.
So, we’ll get to go through this whole rigamarole again next week. Of course, if the Packers don’t win on Sunday, then they may as well just shut Rodgers down for the year.