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Rodgers to the rescue? Packers QB could return this week

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GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- The next moment of truth for Aaron Rodgers figures to come Wednesday morning.

That's when the injured quarterback will be re-evaluated by the team's medical staff, head coach Mike McCarthy indicated Monday.

"And, then we'll have a plan for him come Wednesday," McCarthy said.

Rodgers has been sidelined since suffering a fractured collarbone on his non-throwing left side early in the Nov. 4 loss to the Chicago Bears. He has missed a total of six games.

Rodgers has practiced in limited fashion the last three weeks and began taking first-string reps in team drills last week. Despite his pleas to play, team doctor Pat McKenzie didn't clear Rodgers for the game at Dallas on Sunday, which the Packers won 37-36 after they trailed 26-3 at halftime.

Depending on how the check-up goes Wednesday, Rodgers could be cleared to play this weekend with the Packers in contention for the NFC North title. They play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, then close the regular season Dec. 29 at Chicago.

"We've just got to keep this thing moving, and hopefully we get Aaron back and keep moving forward," linebacker Clay Matthews said after Sunday's big victory.

The Packers have won two straight games, both by a point after they trailed by double figures at halftime, following a five-game winless streak.
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