Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is “week-to-week” with a fractured clavicle, according to coach Mike McCarthy.
“I’m relieved, no doubt,” McCarthy said, via the team’s website. “How long? We don’t have our hands around the timeline yet. I know Aaron is very optimistic and he’ll do everything he can to get back in a timely fashion.”
Rodgers said he won’t need surgery but is frustrated that there’s nothing he can do to accelerate the healing process.
“It’s a difficult injury because there’s not a specific type of rehab you can do for this. It’s not like you can get a massage or stim or the different various treatments that they have out there that can try to get you back quicker,” Rodgers said via ESPN Wisconsin. “You just have to wait for the bone to heal. That’s going to be the frustrating part, but I feel like I’ve been a quick healer in the past and am hopeful this will be on the short end of whatever prognosis comes up.”
McCarthy, who won’t rule out Rodgers for Sunday’s game, said the focus this week is getting backup quarterback Seneca Wallace ready to face the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I’m preparing Seneca to be the starter, that’s the way our game planning has gone,” McCarthy said. “But let’s not kid ourselves. If he walked into your office and asked for the ball on Saturday, what would you do? So we’ll just see what happens.”
Wallace replaced the inured Rodgers in Monday night’s 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. He completed 11-of-19 passes for 114 yards, an interception and no touchdowns.
“I’ve been in this situation before. It’ll definitely get better,” Wallace promised. “I feel like my skill set is good. I was brought here for a reason. Like I said, it’s going to get better.”