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McCarthy: Rodgers chances of playing Thursday "slim to none"

It's looking like Scott Tolzien or Matt Flynn will start for the Packers in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.
At his press conference Monday afternoon, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy labeled quarterback Aaron Rodgers' chances of playing on Thanksgiving Day against the Detroit Lions as "slim to none."

McCarthy added that Rodgers would "like to go" on Thursday for the pivotal NFC north division game, but it probably wouldn't be wise for him to do so.  McCarthy said Rodgers would need to practice on Wednesday to play.

Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in the first quarter against the Bears on November 4th.  Green Bay lost that game with Seneca Wallace replacing Rodgers, then lost the next week to Philadelphia with Wallace starting but then leaving the game due to a groin injury, with Scott Tolzien coming in to replace him.

Tolzien then played the whole game on November 17th at the New York Giants, which ended up being the team's third straight loss.  Sunday against Minnesota, Tolzien started again, before giving way to Matt Flynn with Green Bay down 23-7.

Flynn led the Packers to a 4th quarter comeback which forced overtime, with the game eventually ending in a tie. 

McCarthy didn't say who would start if Rodgers can't play Thursday, saying he needed to get both Flynn and Tolzien ready to play.
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