Packers QB Aaron Rodgers could be back in action in December
The Green Bay Packers just aren’t the same without its starting signal-caller. There’s some potential good news on that front, though. Don’t count Aaron Rodgers’ chances of playing this season out just yet.
In a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN, doctors have told the Green Bay Packers that in as little as just six weeks, Aaron Rodgers could be back on the field throwing again. This would, obviously, be a huge deal for the Packers and their playoff chances.
Observing optimism, that timeline pencils Rodgers in line to play sometime in December.
Rodgers broke his clavicle against the Minnesota Vikings in a 23-10 Week 6 loss and underwent surgery to repair it last Thursday. Going under the knife often means a lengthy timetable for a return. For now, the Packers are turning to Brett Hundley as Rodgers’ stopgap in Green Bay.
However, it’s a challenge now for Green Bay fans to believe Hundley can do that effectively after seeing the third-year pro went 12-of-25 for 87 yards and had an interception in his first career start, which ended in a 26-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Currently, the Packers are second in the NFC North with a 4-3 record. Whether the Packers would allow Rodgers back in December, assuming he’s healthy, could largely depend on whether Hundley and company could keep Green Bay in contention until Rodgers’ shoulder heals up.
Honestly, if the Packers are completely out of the race by then, there’s no need to reinsert the dynamic gunslinger and risk increased injury.
We’ll have to wait for weeks to know if the team’s season is worth saving for by Aaron Rodgers. This could be another Hail Mary in the works for Green Bay.