Aaron Rodgers expected to be fully cleared on Tuesday, didn't happen
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted on Tuesday night that he thought he was going to get full clearance to play after getting his X-ray results on Tuesday morning.
"I can't say [Tuesday] morning was the greatest news. I was expecting full clearance," Rodgers said on his weekly radio show with ESPN Wisconsin. "We didn't get that."
Although Rodgers hasn't been cleared to play, coach Mike McCarthy did say on Tuesday that Rodgers hasn't been ruled out either. The 30-year-old quarterback will practice on Wednesday and hope to get medically cleared before Sunday's game with Atlanta. Rodgers hasn't played since fracturing his collarbone on Nov. 4 against the Bears.
"We'll see how I feel [Wednesday] in practice," Rodgers said. "I haven't been medically cleared yet. But I am able to practice. Unfortunately for everybody involved, it's just going to be a waiting game. I won't be able to play if I'm not medically cleared."
The Packers are 0-4-1 since Rodgers went down injured on Nov. 4 and he admitted he knows there's a rush to get him back on the field.
"When I'm ready to play and everyone is on board, then I'm going to play," Rodgers said. "I know there's a rush to get back out there. I feel it internally, but also externally. I desperately want to be out there, but it has to look good."
If Rodgers can't go, Matt Flynn is expected to make his second straight start, "Matt (Flynn) has got a great game-day demeanor," Rodgers said. "He’s able to keep his emotions in check. [Flynn] just couldn’t get in a rhythm. We had a lot of third-and-long plays. It was tough to watch. Lot of frustration on the sideline."
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