There was some concern that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers mightthe collarbone injury that has kept him off the field for the past two months, but that concern no longer exists because Rodgers announced on Tuesday night he had been medically cleared to play football again.
Rodgers announced the news via Instagram, noting that "it's been a long road from" surgery until today but he is "happy to say I've been medically cleared to return."
Rodgersthe Vikings, when he was tackled hard by Anthony Barr. It's the second time in the past five years Rodgers has dealt with a broken clavicle, although it's the first time he has battled the injury in his throwing shoulder.
Green Bay put him on injured reserve and has, but there was some concern this week about and his throwing shoulder. (It's also possible they preferred everyone to know they were being conservative after Martellus Bennett of town. .)
But it appears Rodgers will be ready to start for Green Bay after Brett Hundley held the fort down, managing a 3-4 record while Rodgers was away (and nearly making it 4-3 but falling just short against the Steelers). Rodgers won't have it easy, facing off against the Panthers and Vikings in his first two games.
This is what the Packers need, though, if they want to make a run. The playoffs are still on the table at 7-6, but Green Bay likely has to win out if they want to get in.
Getting Aaron Rodgers back is a pretty good start if they want to make some more magic happen this year.