Tolzien expected to continue to deputise given Wallace injury.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has shown signs of improvement as he recovers from a broken collarbone, but isn’t likely to return this week.
The 29-year-old suffered the injury during the 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears last week, and has revealed that he has been ordered to give the bone time to heal after it was decided that surgery was not necessary.
However, the Packers have moved to bring in Matt Flynn to provide further cover, after Seneca Wallace suffered a groin injury in his first appearance during the 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Scott Tolzien is likely to be named the starter for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, and despite playing well in the circumstances, there is understandably a desire to see Rodgers return as soon as possible.
Green Bay currently trail both the Bears and the Detroit Lions in the NFC North, but remain in the hunt for a play-off spot if they can ride the storm without their number one quarterback.
“I haven’t given up hope on playing any week. It depends on how I heal,” Rodgers said on his radio show as reported by ESPN.
“Obviously this week is probably not going to happen. Not going to happen.”
While Rodgers went on to insist that he is feeling the best he has felt since suffering the injury, he referred to “small victories” in his rehabilitation.
Given that it only meant sleeping without pain and doing daily tasks at home, it remains to be seen how long he will be sidelined for.