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Decision on Aaron Rodgers' status expected to come Tuesday night, per report

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The Packers expect to learn of Aaron Rodgers' availability for Sunday's game against the Panthers Tuesday night.

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The Green Bay Packers' playoff hopes hang in the balance as they await the results from CT scan of Aaron Rodgers' shoulder. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, the team expects a decision on his availability to come Tuesday night.

Rodgers broke his collarbone back in Week 6 and had surgery performed soon thereafter to repair the damage. As such, the Packers don't expect his shoulder to have fully healed at this point in the recovery process. However, due to the nature of Rodgers' surgery -- the procedure involved multiple plates and 13 screws to stabilize the bone -- his shoulder doesn't need to have completely recovered in order to receive medical clearance. As such, Green Bay's medical staff must determine if Rodgers' shoulder has healed enough to absorb the hits expected from an NFL game.

Even if the Packers determine Rodgers status Tuesday night, the team could wait until later in the week to announce the decision. Still, with all the attention paid to Rodgers and Green Bay, it seems unlikely the quarterback's status would remain secret for too long.

Until then, Rodgers Watch 2017 continues unabated.