Rodgers desperate to feature but medical staff still not sure.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has yet to receive clearance to make his comeback from injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.
Team doctors reportedly examined his fractured left collarbone before practice on Wednesday, but did not clear him to face the Steelers despite his second consecutive week joining in with usual practice.
Coach Mike McCarthy allowed Rodgers and Matt Flynn to share snaps with the starting offense, but that was a similar practice to last week before the latter then took over sole duty closer to the weekend.
“[Rodgers] threw the ball extremely well, looked sharp,” McCarthy said after practice Wednesday, as reported by ESPN.
“He’s getting better.”
Rodgers hasn’t featured for the Packers since sustaining the injury against the Chicago Bears on November 4, and after the franchise went 0-3-1 in the first four games without him, Flynn has led them to one-point comeback victories over the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys.
As a result, Green Bay (7-6-1) are still firmly in hunt for the NFC North title, having now moved up to second place behind the Bears, who lead the way with an 8-6 record so far this season.
While they will now host Pittsburgh this weekend, Chicago visit the Philadelphia Eagles who are also 8-6 for the season and coach Chip Kelly will be desperate to hold off the threat of the Dallas Cowboys heading into the final two games of the regular season.
Rodgers didn’t speak to reporters on Wednesday, but coach McCarthy insisted that they will give him the entire week before making a definitive decision on his status.