Aaron Rodgers to miss the Packers vs Cowboys game

Aaron Rodgers to miss the Packers' game versus the Cowboys

12/11/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) runs off the field after losing to the Detroit Lions 40-10 during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY SportsGreen Bay Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still deemed to be not ready to step in for the heat of the field and will now most likely miss the game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Rodgers sustained a fractured collarbone and was considered to return on field after a period of six weeks. Prognosis seemed optimistic and lately the team had been saying that they would have their Super Bowl MVP back and running in no time. This week against the Cowboys, the match is critical and the Packers need all they can get to win this one. They had initially thought that they would have Rodgers back for this one to bag it but they had some pretty bad news coming their way
Rodgers said that his injury had progressed little towards recovery and he was far from returning to the field any time soon. He had been present during practice for the second week but still could not perform well enough to show he had healed. CT scans conducted on the fractured bone revealed that the injury had not healed as expected and recovery was a slow one. On Wednesday he was shifted back to total rest after he did a light workout routine and experienced pain on the fractured area.
Rodgers said that the main step to show recovery was performance and if the player felt he was good enough to return.
“I went out there Wednesday and had pain. We talked about range of motion and flexibility and the risk evaluation. Well, the other thing that comes into play once you’re back doing football movements is the pain,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers added that the main questions were whether he still had pain on the injured area and had recovered to show he had. Unfortunately, he hadn’t.
“Are you experiencing pain doing some normal football stuff whether it’s handing off or taking the snap or making quick movements or going through drill work? And the answer for me last week was yes,” he said. “That was my answer on whether I was ready to play or not. You shouldn’t be having pain doing some of the simple movements.”
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