Source: Rodgers Further Away Than Packers Are Indicating
(CBS) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played since he was sacked by Shea McClellin on Nov. 4 in Green Bay.
The quarterback suffered a broken collarbone on the play, and though he’s had limited participation in practices over the last few weeks, 670 The Score’s Hub Arkush does not think Rodgers will be ready to play in Sunday’s all-important Bears-Packers game on Sunday.
“From what I understand, (Rodgers) was a lot further away than he was letting on,” Arkush told The McNeil and Spiegel Show. “Apparently what the Packers have been doing is letting the media get a look at him during stretch and the early part (of practice) and as soon as the media leaves, so does Rodgers. He goes to rehab and doesn’t do a lot. I’ve got one source that tells me when the doctors looked at the scans last week, (they determined) the bone is just not healed. Remember, Lance Briggs’ (injury) was four to six weeks and it turned into nine. … My gut just tells me that Rodgers isn’t ready.”
It’s important to note that Arkush reported Rodgers’ broken collarbone during Westwood One’s coverage of that game.
“I don’t think he’s gonna play,” Arkush said. “I think the Bears are going to win whether he plays or not. … I don’t see the Packers’ defense coming into Soldier Field and keeping the Bears from putting at least 30-40 (points) on the board. I don’t know how that happens if you’v watched them the last couple of weeks. I don’t think Rodgers is going to go, but I think the Bears will probably win the game either way.