Rodgers Plans to Return Before Thanksgiving for Green Bay

Published on 13-Nov-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Rodgers Plans to Return Before Thanksgiving for Green Bay

Good news for the Green Bay Packers.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he plans to be back in the line-up before Thanksgiving.

It was only last week when his return was still termed as unknown. He must have dialed 1-800-FAITH-HEALER or something.

 “I would like to be back this week; Now, whether that’s realistic or not remains to be seen. I would never rule myself out on a Tuesday. Now, Mike [McCarthy] probably already has, I think."

Rodgers continued:

“I’m doing everything I can to get back out there. We have our treatment routines. Again, it’s giving the bone time to heal and not trying to do anything too stupid to aggravate it. The collarbone obviously has an important role in your shoulder movement. Small victories to me have been being able to sleep through an entire night, which I finally can; being able to put a shirt over my head, which I can now; putting socks on. Yes, I can put them on without being in an extreme amount of pain.”

Clearly, the position of the bones after the fracture are key to the healing process. It appears Rodgers was fortunate in this regard.

Rodgers knows how important Green Bay's chances are with and without him in the line-up. The choices behind him are not pretty.

But at least the Packers were smart enough to re-sign Matt Flynn as an insurance policy while Rodgers heals.

Flynn had better be like All-State, or mayhem is going to continue to play havoc on the Packers offense.

Whoops! Wrong insurance company.

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