The wait continues for word on exactly when Aaron Rodgers can return from the broken collarbone that’s sidelined the Packers quarterback for nearly two months.
Monday was the long awaited bone scan that would give an update on Rodgers’ rehabilitation and how the injury is healing. The scan has been completed. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for the results.
“There’s a number of scans, testing that went on this morning. It’s now in the evaluation stage. Doctor McKenzie is reviewing it. There’s a number of medical opinions that would be involved in the decision. So at this time, I do not have a clean decision for you, or an update. That’s where it stands,” said head coach Mike McCarthy.
When pressed on the issue, McCarthy doubled down on the patience needed as the Packers wait for the final results from the medical staff.
“It’s in the evaluation process. I don’t have an answer for you. I mean, I’d like to know as soon as possible. Frankly, it would be best for Aaron ro know. He’s the one that has to get ready, and obviously in his mind he’s ready to go. Dr. McKenzie is obviously in touch with a number of different medical experts and they’re evaluating the information,” said McCarthy.
For now the Packers will continue to operate the same way they have for the past seven games, with Brett Hundley at quarterback.
“He did a great job. It’s no easy task, no mater who’s filling in for 12. It’s no easy task to step in there and get the job done. Especially when everybody is used to seeing it done a certain way, and at a certain level. He had a lot of pressure on him so far,” said wide receiver Davante Adams after Sunday’s win over Cleveland.
Hundley finished with a season high 46 passing attempts as the Packers opened up the playbook in the second half, switching to more of a no huddle offense. It paid off with the Packers quarterback throwing a pair of touchdowns late to help Green Bay pick up their second straight overtime win.
“That’s big for us, that’s big for him, it’s big for Mike being able to call those plays knowing that he’s still confident in his quarterback and making plays. Get back in next week and continue to work. If Aaron comes back, he does. We don’t’ know when that is, until then we’re focused on Brett as the quarterback and preparing that way,” said wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
Whether or not it will be Hundley or Rodgers under center on Sunday will be the big question going forward throughout the week. For now the Packers must press on with Hundley until a final decision is made on Rodgers, when that will be is still a mystery.