On his weekly radio show, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that the team will make a decision on his availability Thursday. When asked whether his shoulder had been x-rayed this week, Rodgers responded that the shoulder had been scanned "in the last 24 hours." The evaluation process is apparently underway, and the call will be made and announced the day after Christmas.
But that wasn't the only bomb Rodgers dropped on his listeners. A day after his head coach pulled back the curtain on the decision-making process, Rodgers explained there's only four people involved in the return discussions. Though he didn't provide names, it's more than likely that those parties are GM Ted Thompson, head coach Mike McCarthy, team doctor Patrick McKenzie, and himself.
Rodgers took a few shots at the anonymous reports regarding his health and the team's decision process, calling those accounts "hypothesizes" and "highly inappropriate." The quarterback further offered, "If you want to be mad at anybody be mad that my collarbone hasn't healed the way we've wanted it to."
So the timeline for a decision is in place. Rodgers will either be cleared or ruled out two days from now, and the Packers can prepare for the Bears knowing their quarterback's status a day earlier than they're used to.
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