Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers will be evaluated on Wednesday

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

If Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a chance to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, coach Mike McCarthy is not saying.

McCarthy said Rodgers will be evaluated on Wednesday, but would not indicate if he thought the quarterback had a chance to play during a press conference on Monday.

“Just had a brief medical meeting,” McCarthy said. “In fact, we didn’t even discuss Aaron. Aaron’s situation will be evaluated Wednesday morning. We’ll have a plan for him come Wednesday.”

Rodgers sustained a collarbone injury against the Chicago Bears on November 4 and still has not played. Green Bay is 2-4-1 without Rodgers, but still alive in the NFC playoff race. Green Bay (7-6-1) defeated Dallas, 37-36, on Sunday, and Flynn had 299 yards passing, four touchdowns and one interception during that win.

McCarthy said he will prepare for the Steelers with Flynn as his starter. Of course, that will change if Rodgers is cleared by the team doctor to play.

“We’re game-planning right now for Matt Flynn,” McCarthy said. “That’s where we started the conversation on Saturday. We do some preliminary game-planning each week for the next opponent. That’s the way we’re going about it as an offensive staff.”

There will be a lot of speculation surrounding Rodgers’ health between now and Wednesday, and if he is cleared, McCarthy will probably have a lot more to say.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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