McCarthy: Rodgers could practice this weekend

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GREEN BAY, Wis (WBAY) -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is making clear strides in his recovery from a broken collarbone, and it appears the team is holding out hope No. 12 could return to the team this season.

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Friday said it's possible that the future Hall of Fame quarterback could join the team for practice on Saturday.

"Aaron Rodgers. The plan, he's got a workout today, we'll obviously evaluate. But, we're looking tomorrow to potentially practice him in a trial return only. But that's the outlook. We'll determine that tomorrow after his work today," McCarthy told reporters on Friday.

Action 2 Sports captured video last weekend of Rodgers throwing overhand for the first time publicly since breaking his right collarbone on Oct. 15 against the Vikings.

During warmups prior to the Steelers game, No. 12 threw a pass that was about 54 yards.

Rodgers is on injured reserve, which means he's not eligible to return until Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers.

The Packers host the Buccaneers Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Packers are third in the NFC North with a 5-6 record. The team has recorded only one win since Rodgers went down with the broken collarbone.

McCarthy also said Friday that RB Ty Montgomery and CB Kevin King have been ruled out for the Bucs game.



 
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