Rodgers not cleared yet, but some positive signs in practice

Aaron Rodgers. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rodgers not cleared yet, but some positive signs in practice

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Dec 11, 2013 - UPDATED: Dec 11, 2013

The Green Bay Packers are in a wait-and-see situation after having Aaron Rodgers play a limited role in practice Wednesday with his broken collarbone.

A further report from's Ian Rapoport said not to expect any clearance on Rodgers until game time:

Rodgers did have some time with the starting offensive unit.

"Right now, Aaron's going through rehab. We're able to put players in a limited practice format," said McCarthy on Wednesday. "My interest is to see how he feels tomorrow after the work that he's done today."

McCarthy explained that the QB's health is the primary focus, more than simply having him available to play against Dallas Sunday.

"I clearly understand the importance of Aaron, to the team, to the NFL, but we've got to make sure we do our due diligence and get him healthy."

As initially reported by ESPN's Rob Demovsky:

The Press-Gazette's Mike Vandermause said:

But that's not the only key injury news from practice. Also, no Eddie Lacy or Randall Cobb on the field as each recover from leg injuries.

Cobb has been hopeful for a return to action against the Cowboys on Sunday (1:00 p.m. on 620WTMJ).

"His progression looks good. He's starting to bounce around," said McCarthy, but he also explained Cobb had not yet been cleared to play.