Aaron Rodgers is still on injured reserve, but he has been making great progress with the rehab of his broken collarbone and he’s on the verge of taking another big step. Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said today that they plan to have Rodgers officially practice on Saturday … depending on how he does during a workout planned for today.
“We’re looking tomorrow to potentially practice him in a trial return,” McCarthy said. “We’ll determine that tomorrow … It would be great to have him out there.”
“I think it’s a big deal when you see your leader out there,” McCarthy added. “The guys have been able to watch him work here the last couple weeks. He’s been going through the fundamental part of it. But I think you also have to be in-tune with the trial of return mode.”
If Rodgers does practice tomorrow, that will mean that he’s on track to return for Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers. The Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and the Cleveland Browns next week with back-up quarterback Brett Hundley at the helm. If the Packers can win their last five games, there is a chance they will make the playoffs at 10-6.