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Aaron Rodgers Sits Again, Flynn to Start vs. Steelers

Aaron Rodgers has still not been medically cleared to return to game-action
(WFRV-TV) - Another week has passed, and Aaron Rodgers still has has not received medical clearance to return to game-action. 

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy officially ruled Rodgers out for Sunday game against the Steelers, and named Matt Flynn the starter once again.

On Thursday, Rodgers seemed resigned to the fact he would not start saying: "I think I have a good sense of what's going to happen, yes."  He never elaborated, but the feeling in the locker room all week was that Flynn would get the start again after he took the majority of team reps during practice.

"He's not medically cleared," McCarthy said Friday.  "That's still the case. As an organization, we don't feel that this is the right time for him to play."

Rodgers has been recovering from his fractured collarbone for nearly seven weeks.  He said early on that doctors told him his injury typically takes six to eight weeks to heal.

"I thought Aaron Rodgers did everything that he can possibly do," McCarthy said. "(It's) what you look for in all your players. The man attacked the rehab aspect of it, has done more in the weight room, did some really good things at practice.

"But obviously this is an organizational decision. The conversation evolved, and this is the decision. So this is where we are."


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