Green Bay, WI, United States (4E Sports) – The Green Bay Packers will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday without starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, according to a source.
“I don’t see them clearing him unless something significantly changes with the doctor,” the source told ESPN, referring to Rodgers’ return from a broken collarbone.
Another round of medical meetings was scheduled before player designations for Sunday must be declared. Coach Mike McCarthy said he will have an announcement on the quarterback situation Friday.
Green Bay (7-6-1) is a half-game behind the first-place Chicago Bears (8-6) in the NFC North. The teams close the regular season against each other at Soldier Field.
Rodgers, who had been splitting snaps with backup Matt Flynn in practice, said he did little very little in team periods.
“It’s an organizational and a medical decision at this point,” Rodgers said. “I have a good sense of what’s going to happen.”
The Packers have not practiced in pads this week, but McCarthy indicated that Rodgers has made significant progress over last week.
“He looks like he’s ready to play,” said McCarthy, but refused to say whether he thought Rodgers should be cleared.
“You wanted to know how he looks; he looks good,” McCarthy said. “He’s a limited practice participant. He hasn’t been medically cleared.”