Hey, Green Bay Packers fans, Aaron Rodgers is healing at a fast pace and is close to making his return to the field.
While Aaron Rodgers won’t be able to play until Week 15 due to his IR designation, the all-pro quarterback is eligible to return to the practice field this week.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com:
Aaron Rodgers could return to practice at the end of this week, six weeks after he went on injured reserve, but coach Mike McCarthy said “we’ll see” when asked if Rodgers would take the field. “I would say the targets he’s trying to hit each and every week, it’s segmented,” McCarthy said. “The No. 1 priority is to get him healthy. Practice is not something we’re really focused on right now. … He’s going at 120 mph and so far so good.” Rodgers still could not play until Week 15 at Carolina.
The Packers should be hoping Rodgers is moving at “120 MPH” because they haven’t looked good without him. Brett Hundley had a promising start on Sunday night vs Pittsburgh but it’s pretty clear the backup quarterback won’t be able to take the Packers to the promise land, it’s clear, they need Aaron Rodgers.
Prior to breaking his collarbone in Week 6 against Minnesota, Rodgers had thrown for 1385 yards, 13 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions while leading the Packers to a 4-1 start. Since Rodgers went down, Green Bay has fallen to 5-6 with Hundley throwing for 1185 yards, 5 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in five starts.
Rodgers is currently on pace to return in Week 15 at Carolina, Packers fans better hope they are in playoff contention if and when Rodgers returns.