The Packers and Steelers play Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WEAU) -- Aaron Rodgers is not taking the field for the Packers on Sunday.
Head Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement that Rodgers has been declared out during a news conference Friday afternoon. McCarthy said he's not medically cleared to play in a game, although he was a limited participant in practice Friday. "He understands how the organization feels," McCarthy said of Rodgers. "Everything was laid out on the table, and the organization is not ready for him to play."
Matt Flynn will start against Pittsburgh. "We feel we can beat Pittsburgh with our football team," said McCarthy after a reporter asked him whether he felt the team could win Sunday with Flynn at quarterback.
Rodgers hasn't played in a game since he injured his collarbone on November 4. The Packers (7-6-1) would win the NFC North Division with wins against Pittsburgh Sunday and at Chicago on December 29.
McCarthy says Tight End Brandon Bostick has been lost for the season with a foot injury. Running Back Eddie Lacy was limited in practice Friday, and is considered probable for Sunday with a foot injury.