Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers practiced Thursday, but his broken left collarbone wasn't evaluated and he still isn't cleared to play, coach Mike McCarthy said after practice.
Practice and injury report
Limited participation in practice: QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee and ankle), LB Nick Perry (foot).
Did not practice: DE C.J. Wilson (ankle), LB Jamari Lattimore (knee), LB Mike Neal (abdomen), RB Eddie Lacy (ankle).
Thursday's report was the same as Wednesday's report.
More from McCarthy
Following are highlights from McCarthy’s post-practice press conference on Thursday:
Has Rodgers been cleared yet?
No, he wasn’t evaluated today. Wednesday’s and Fridays.
Did Rodgers come out better than last Wednesday?
I’d think so. He’s talking (to reporters) today so he can say those things.
What's the outlook for Lacy?
Will be evaluated Friday morning and then see if he’s ready to practice.
Is it a significant step for Rodgers to take team reps?
Yeah. He’s Aaron Rodgers. One thing about Aaron, he can throw the ball.
Is there hope he can play Sunday?
He was limited in practice. I think I answered that question yesterday.
What are the emotions going back to Dallas where you won the Super Bowl?
I think everyone will feel it when we go into the tunnel. That feeling that never goes away. But the reality is we’re going down to play the home team. That stadium will always be a special place to the Packers.
Do ankle injuries like Lacy's get worse as the game progresses?
Every ankle injury is different. Based on Eddy’s injury, the medical staff is confident he’ll be ready to go. I can’t give you a gauge on that.
How much stock do you put in Dallas’ bad game on Monday night?
Look at the tape. Some teams play better at home. Environment will be different than it was in Chicago Monday. Fourth quarter of the season, everything is on the line.
How much emphasis were tight ends last week and going forward?
Ask any quarterback, tight ends can be his best friend because he’s right in front of you. Bigger targets. The area of field they work to is shorter throw for the quarterback. Any time you have 10 plus completions to tight ends, it’s probably a pretty good day.