Aaron Rodgers’ status will be determined on a week-to-week basis, but Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is approaching Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles as if Seneca Wallace will be his starting quarterback.
McCarthy confirmed that Rodgers sustained a broken left clavicle against the Chicago Bears on Monday night, but said doctors feel better about his prognosis after the quarterback underwent tests today.
McCarthy said he’s relieved Rodgers didn’t suffer a season-ending injury and felt better after talking to the quarterback.
In other updates from Tuesday afternoon’s press conference, McCarthy said:
♦ (Running back) Eddie Lacy played very well. Bright spot for our offense, he carried torch. He was more physical than he was in past.
♦ Tackle Derek Sherrod, who was activated from the PUP list on Tuesday, needs more padded work before he’s ready to play.
♦ My message has changed since Monday morning (due to injuries). There's a path to get where you want to go. Do what we need to do to stay on track.
♦ You have to keep moving when injuries occur during game. Game is moving, can't take eyes off field. I won't lie, I was peeking at tunnel last night waiting for Rodgers to run out after injury.
♦ I'd much rather play games with Aaron Rodgers (when asked whether his competitive juices flow with the challenge of playing without Rodgers).
♦ Doctors feel good about where (linebacker) Clay Matthews is right now. Matthews is going to try to go in practice this week wearing a club.
♦ Special teams did well considering all the linebackers went down.
♦ Feel good about where (linebacker) Andy Mulumba is after ankle injury.
♦ Give Bears' offense credit for why defense didn't play very well. We didn't tackle well.
♦ (Wide receiver) James Jones came out of game good physically. He didn't have chance to get into a flow. Was in and out of lineup.
♦ It's critical that one individual doesn't hold back the unit. That's why Seneca Wallace is here. We will play offense like we always do.
♦ We ran the football well, but pass protection not what it should have been.
♦ (Guard) T.J. Lang suffered concussion. We're on short week. How long he'll be out, do not know that.
♦ Jermichael Finley put on injured reserve. It's in best interest of him as man, player, husband. Everybody agreed he should not play football this year. What happens in Finley's future beyond this year has not been determined. This is right thing to do by him.
♦ Eagles defense will throw a lot of scheme at you. Will have challenging week as a whole offense.
♦ We did not convert third downs against the Bears. Wallace wasn't here for camp, not making excuses, but he will have a week to get timing down.
♦ Different for a quarterback to come off the bench and go into the game. A lot of adjustments were made during the course of the Bears game.
♦ Seneca Wallace has played in a lot of games, been in the league a long time. Look for him to improve with week of preparation.