Injured Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is having scans done today on his shoulder. Those will ultimately tell the Packers if he’ll be able to play this week.
Packers QBAaron Rodgers scheduled today for scans on his shoulder to determine how much healing has occurred. Lot riding on results
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) December 3, 2013
Yesterday, coach Mike McCarthy pushed his usual Monday news conference back to today. That likely occurred because he knew he’d have some news about Rodgers’ availability for the Falcons game on Sunday, one way or the other.
Today, we should know which one of those jokers were correct.
The risk of sending Rodgers back out on the field too soon is injuring his collarbone worse, which would lead to a lengthy rehab process. Of course, the risk of not sending him out there is that the season is probably over.
The Packers haven’t won in five games without Rodgers.
I don’t think McCarthy moved his press conference so he can state whether Rodgers can play Sunday. My guess is he does what he always does. Say, he doesn’t know. But, it’s just my guess.
I don’t now how this plays out, I’m sure Rodgers wants to play. But I also think it’s conceivable the Packers just shelve him for the rest of the season by telling us the bone hasn’t healed sufficiently (wink wink).
He must play. Reinjuring the shoulder would be bad for Aaron, and would definitely make his offseason much more painful, but this isn’t a career threatening situation here (from everything I’ve read). So holding him out to prevent a painful offseason would be a justifiable reason to let the season go? No friggin way.
Obviously no one wants him reinjured (except some divisional foes), but c’mon man. It’ll be healed enough to get back out there and try to save the season while it’s still a season. If we lose, then shut him down. If worse comes to worst, he’ll have many months to return to the form we all know he’ll return to.
On 1 hand, other players have played with worse injurys. On the other hand, I can understand about protecting a player making 20 million a year, and more importantly, someone who, dictates whether your team wins or loses. The last 5 games justifies that claim. This team wins or loses mostly on the arm of Rodgers, this should not be new news, to anyone.
With that said. Before the Lions game, Rodgers was winging 50 yard passes, by his account, pain free. As a man and football player, I have no doubt Rodgers would have played against the Lions if it was up to him.
Personally, I didn’t fracture my collarbone, I broke it completely. I was back on my moto-x bike riding full out in 6 weeks. With a fracture, if the Packers don’t deem Rodgers medically cleared, I probably wouldn’t buy it. But it’s out of my hands.
I have 2 train of thoughts on him at this point. I don’t want to see him get re-injured, football is brutal. But at the same time, I want to see him play, because I watch the team without Rodgers, and I feel just sick watching them.
The other thought is, the more Rodgers is out, then more attention is givin to obvious mismanagement and the weakness’s on the team. In other words, maybe, just maybe, the decision makers at 1265 Lombardi Ave are forced to be held accountable, thus changes would be made. I could live with that also.
We won games when Finley, Mathews, Cobb and others were out, to be at 5-2. Then even got back some def. starters, next thing you know were 5-6-1. What happened? No Rodgers, no chance.
Like I said in post #1.