The Green Bay Packers haven't ruled out Aaron Rodgers returning to the field this season.
The Packers are hopeful that two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers can return to the field this year after having collarbone surgery Oct. 20.
On Nov. 16, Pro Football Talk reported Rodgers was "making really good progress" in recovering from his injury.
Although Rodgers has not thrown a football since the injury, the 33-year-old is eligible to return from injured reserve in Week 15 and head coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic it could happen.
“I know the training staff and the strength and conditioning staff are very pleased with where he is,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “He’s moving right along.”
On Oct. 15, Rodgers broke his collarbone when Anthony Barr of the Vikings hit him while throwing a pass. Rodgers had 13 screws and two plates put into his collarbone, according to Ian Rapoport. Additionally, Rapoport reports that Rodgers' collarbone was also displaced.
Rodgers said on Conan O'Brien's late-night show that after he was hit by Barr, the Vikings linebacker gave him the middle finger. Barr said he didn't "even look or say a word" to Rodgers after the hit and he just walked back to the huddle.
Since Rodgers went down, Brett Hundley has taken over at quarterback for the Packers. Hundley is 31-for-59 this year for 244 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.
Rodgers had a 66.3 completion percentage, 1,385 yards, 13 touchdowns and only three picks when he was playing.