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Aaron Rodgers’ chances of playing ‘closer to none’

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 26, 2013 – 1:00 pm

GREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to play in Thursday’s game at Detroit.

“Aaron Rodgers went through the individual drills and was a limited participant. It does not look like Aaron is going to make it. He feels good but I don’t think he’s going to make it this week,” McCarthy said in his post-practice press conference on Tuesday.

Does that mean his chances of playing are still “slim to none,” McCarthy was asked?

“Closer to none,” he said.

“Matt Flynn took the starter reps today. That’s where we are,” he added.

Packers.com has updated this story with a full report.

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36 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers’ chances of playing ‘closer to none’”

  1. By Erin on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    At this point, he should just sit out and get fully healed. Not sure the Pack are going to make the playoffs at this point and it is not worth injuring himself further on an outside chance.

  2. By PlacingNoLimits on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    I think the packers have a viable chance to make the playoffs. They are a half game back behind Chicago and Detroit. If they beat Detroit they go up on them and then it’s just a matter of beating Chicago. It’s definitely do-able.

  3. By Rick S. on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Erin, that looks likely. But the news really ups the chances that he’s back for Atlanta on December 8th, and even more importantly, in Dallas on December 15th.

  4. By Jay on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    They don’t think that way. I guarentee you that if Rodgers is ready, he will get the ball. The main focus is to win and will do absolutely everything to make that happen. If there is little to no chance of injuring the collorbone further, he will play. I do not however think he will play this week. There might be a good chance he will play the following week with a half bye.

  5. By Andrew on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Erin, the Packers definitely have more than an “outside” chance at the playoffs. The Lions and Bears are reeling, we are a half game back of each and play both teams one more time a piece. If Rodgers is cleared to play, that’s when he’ll play.

  6. By Larry on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    They’re a half game out of the division… I don’t know how they’re out by any means. I think most fans forgot how great this team was playing before 12 went down. He comes back, and it’ll be an immediate lift to being once again a top team in the NFC.

  7. By jcmerc on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder how far along is cobb on returning he would be a big boost for who ever is QB

  8. By Austin on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    I feel Rodgers is going to say he feels ready to go weather he is or not. This is a step in the right direction but he should sit out this week and wait for next week. Flynn can get the job done. We need to focus on getting Flynn the first team reps.

  9. By NorCalPacker on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Packers are just half a game behind the NFC North leaders.
    Proud franchise won’t just give up easily.
    If Flynn gives us the best chance to win at this time, then Rodgers sits.

  10. By Satyam on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Are we forgetting that Matt Flynn is quite brilliant and will lead the Packers to victory over the ailing Lions. The Defense got energized by Matt’s efforts once he was put into the game, way too late. Aaron will have to be 100% fit for the play off’s, which they will make. Go Pack Go.

  11. By Kevin on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    What makes y’all think MM isn’t trying to fool the Lions? I think he’ll play on thanksgiving, MM is just trying to keep them guessing, that’s what I think.

  12. By Joseph Deanovich on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Keep Aron out, rest him. If there’s a chance we get into the play offs, that’s when we will really need him!

  13. By Daniel on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully Rodgers is back in time to play the cowgirls

  14. By Deb on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Keep Rodgers out until he’s healed and won’t do any further damage to that clavicle. We’ll need him big time once we get to the playoffs. Highly doable now that Flynn is back with us. Nothing against Tolzein but he needs more experience. There are signs of him being a fine quarterback when he gets a bit more time in. Aaron, we need you but not enough to injure yourself further right now.

  15. By Mr. Puke on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    League rules state Rodgers would have to practice today, in order to be eligible on Thursday. I would bet the farm he shows up in his gear, but not play, just be in uniform.

  16. By lifetime packer on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    At this juncture with the packers win-loss record, I’d let the kicker play quarterback instead of risking a franchise quarterback perhaps permanently.

  17. By k-town-mark on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    if ar sits gbp will be done anyways!ar must play!

  18. By Chasten Vruwink on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Packers are a half a game back even after lose 3 straight and tied with the vikings. Win on Thursday Packers are in they will beat the bears with Arron Rodgers even when they gave him the injury.

  19. By AJ Flores on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    I wanna die

  20. By Irv Smith on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    we welcome Matt Flynn back, remember what he did against the lions on new years day 01/01/2012. All packer fans have to pray to God he can do it again, and we don’t get anymore injuries. We can’t afford to lose any more players, and games either…GO PACK GO…AND GOD BLESS

  21. By northerner on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Well the season is over AR will not play another game he needs to rehab his chipped, cracked collerbone. All look forward to next season maybe there will be some coaching changes, some changes in players hopefully the 2nds and possibly some off lineman. Man this has been a boring season with really no excitememt. Feel sorry for the ticker holders this costs big bucks to watch sub-par performances.

  22. By Frank on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    This just in….entire defense from last week is starting…oh well….just need to score 45pts!

  23. By Frank on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Dom Capers arrested for impersonating a defensive coordinator!

  24. By Frank on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Eddie Lacy’s Christmas wish…to play against the Packer’s defense.

  25. By J.R. on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Matt Flynn will have a tough time with the Lions this time. I would rather see Rogers play but I don’t want to see him hurt. I am a devout Lions fan. Stafford and Rogers will rule this division for years. Lets keep them both healthy.

  26. By Stephen K on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Flynn is going to be ready to go, and is going to light up there relatively weak secondary.

    Defense just needs to get a fire lit up under there you know what and the game is ours. Detroit is reeling. Tampa Bay? Seriously?

  27. By Jeff on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Even if GB sneaks into the playoffs, what then?? Is Capers’ D going to shut down the Saints/Seahawks/49ers or ANYBODY ELSE?? Hasn’t happened yet, even with a really bad 1 dimensional Vikings team @ Lambeau…. I LOVE the PACK and am a true diehard GB fan, but the defense absolutely must be coached differently for more Championships here. Why not give FIERY K Greene a shot? At least he shows enthusiasm ON THE SIDELINE WITH THE PALYERS! Not half sleeping up in his cozy booth!!

  28. By chester on Nov 26, 2013 | Reply

    Let our team heal up this year.we don’t have anything to prove.we won the first world championship that says it all!

  29. By Devin on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’m looking for Matt Flynn to blow it up. However, hip pocket second half Lions are keeping it close, Aaron Rodgers comes in and blows it away…

  30. By Packers50 on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Capers comments are just so out too lunch it is frightening that someone can be that dilusional. McCarthy gives Rodgers the optimist, pessimist and realist comment. How about giving that to Capers. The realist says Hawk got lucky early in the year as offenses were not up to speed. Now that they are he is his usual slow to read and cannot cover. Williams finally showed up last week and will need at lest that tomorrow. Capers does not have personnel to run a 3-4 currently. Bush will have a HUGE Day tomorrow and once that box tightens to help our inadequate LBS Johnson will go off and I will be off to Future Shop to get my fifth new remote in the last three months. I like McCarthy as a coach not a play caller but start telling the same proverbs to Capers and hold him accountable.

  31. By Packers50 on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    I am with Jeff. That defense needs a COMPLETE overhaul and for those of you who comment that oh they were good early in the year and back when…. Rodgers offense with cobb and others hides how bad our defense is. Other offenses are forced to things they do not normally want to do. Other teams do not have to do that and now the defense has to actually play read and react and they cannot match up or scheme up to do so. They literally look lost! That is on Capers. Next man up should be used as an organization. Sit down Don, Kevin has it from here.

  32. By BArry on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    If Rogers is 80% or better he will get the nod under center tomorrow. With or without Rogers the Pack need to get it done and done tomorrow, this game has huge implications to the playoffs. There will not be a wildcard from this division so therefore there is only one spot going to advance to the dance and that’s number one. The Pack sit a half back now and with a win over the Lions and a Bears loss in Minnesota on Sunday the Pack could roll all the way to claiming that spot. With or without him the Pack need to step up their game on defense this week and play a complete game, force the Lions off the field and give Flynn good opportunities to work with, this guy can get it done, he fits this system to a tee and has proven it every time he has been called on. I like the Packs chance this week and with a team effort the Pack win by 3. I will be there from Canada to cheer the Pack on!

  33. By richard on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Packers D blows!!!!!!

    Fire Capers and his boss and that guy’s boss!

  34. By richard on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This sucks. And the packers d is getting help?

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