Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talks with quarterback Matt Flynn during Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. Although he struggled in that game, Flynn will handle the starting reps at quarterback in practice this week for Sunday's home game against Atlanta. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Aaron Rodgers hasn't given up on the notion of playing again this season, but it could be a week or more until the Green Bay Packers quarterback is able to return.
Although Rodgers hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against Atlanta, a return against the Falcons is far from a certainty after he wasn't medically cleared to return Tuesday from his fractured left collarbone.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said backup Matt Flynn, who quarterbacked the Packers in a 40-10 loss on Thanksgiving, will handle the starting reps this week and would start if Rodgers isn't cleared. ...