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Rodgers: I'll know by Friday or Saturday if I can play

Dec. 4, 2013
 
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stands along the sidelines late in the fourth quarter of the Nov. 17 game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stands along the sidelines late in the fourth quarter of the Nov. 17 game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he should know by Friday or Saturday at the latest whether he can play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, and it all depends on whether he will be cleared medically.

"I donít want to put any chances on it," Rodgers said after practice Wednesday of the likelihood he will be cleared. "I think itís a collaborative thing where, have to make sure weíre all on the same page and get cleared medically before I can get on the field."

Rodgers said a decision on his playing status wouldn't be determined on game day.

"It wouldn't be fair to Matt Flynn to make a decision on his status on the day of the game," Rodgers said. "I donít think thatís fair to Matt if we do that. I think by Friday or Saturday at the latest there will be a decision."

Rodgers, who broke his collarbone a month ago, on Nov. 4, described his work on the field at practice on Wednesday as "fine."

Rodgers said three factors must be satisfied before he can play.

"Itís a medical decision, there were three parts to it," he said. "The strength, the range of motion and then the evidence that we see on the scan. Two out of three are passed so far."

Rodgers confirmed that the evidence on the scan is the final piece to his injury that hasn't passed yet.

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