Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers is eager to get back onto the field after breaking his collarbone in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears, but the Packers medical staff really wants to play things safe with the man who makes this team something worth fearing. The Packers playoff hopes are still alive after squeaking by the Atlanta Falcons last week, but things get tougher against the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Chicago Bears.
While they urgently need Rodgers in order to have a legitimate chance at making the playoffs, the Packers are wise enough to realize that it’s definitely not worth risking their QB’s health in any way. Thus, his status for this week’s game against the Cowboys is still up-in-the-air, even though his initial timetable for return was set last week against the Falcons.
ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde reported yesterday that the man making the final call on whether or not Aaron Rodgers plays this week is Dr. Pat McKenzie, so it is unlikely that Rodgers or anyone else would be able to sway his opinion. The Packers are playing their hand right, and McKenzie is probably going to pick the safe option. Per Wilde, McKenzie will evaluate Rodgers tomorrow, so his status is still totally up-in-the-air.
If Rodgers does play, then he should have a monster game against an awful Cowboys defense that got torn up big-time by Josh McCown and the Chicago Bears yesterday.