Rodgers not cleared to play against Falcons, says it's 'a waiting game'
Aaron Rodgers. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Will Aaron Rodgers play Sunday for the Green Bay Packers against Atlanta? We won't know the answer, at least for one day.
"Unfortunately for everyone involved, myself included, it's going to be a waiting game, see how I'm feeling," said Rodgers on ESPN Radio Tuesday.
"Aaron Rodgers' status, he has not been cleared yet by the medical staff. He will practice tomorrow in a limited fashion. We have not ruled him out for the game yet," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy Tuesday in a news conference which aired on TODAY'S TMJ4.
"Aaron wants to play...it's a medical situation. He has a clear understanding of where he is, as far as the process of getting back on the field."
Rodgers said what he feels like, among other things, he needs to be able to be cleared to pray.
"A lot of praying...it's really about the risk of going back out there."
Rodgers underwent tests on Tuesday. He said he saw the scan, and "we're now four weeks and one day from my fracture...we've made some incredible progress....a lot of it is just the bone healing."
"I can't say this morning was the greatest news. I was hoping for full clearance to get back out there."
The Packers have been 0-4-1 since.
"I've put nine years into this. You don't want to miss an opportunity," he said. "We have to win out."