Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Scott Tolzien watch from the
sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game
against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in
Green Bay, Wis. The Eagles won 27-13.
GREEN BAY —
Injured Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday he never
gives up hope on playing, though he is not sure exactly when he
will be back on the field.
Rodgers said on
his radio show on 540-AM ESPN that he's doing everything he can to
return from the fractured left collarbone suffered a week earlier
in a 27-20 loss to the Bears. He said he's giving the bone time to
heal, and that Tuesday was the best he had felt since getting
Ted Thompson replenished depth Tuesday in announcing the signing
of Rodgers' former backup Matt Flynn, who has been released this
year by the Raiders and Bills.
hurt, Flynn will back up one-time practice squad player Scott
Tolzien, who replaced Seneca Wallace in the 27-13 loss Sunday to
circumstances, Tolzien played well after Wallace left with a groin
injury after the first series. Coach Mike McCarthy was so
impressed that he's already named Tolzien the starter for Sunday's
game against the Giants.
placed on injured reserve Tuesday to make room for Flynn, the
Packers' seventh-round draft pick in 2008 who spent four years in
The ultimate goal
is to get back to the 2011 NFL MVP. Rodgers on Tuesday pointed to
"small victories" in his recovery, like sleeping through
an entire night, and putting socks on without being in extreme
given up hope on playing any week. It depends on how I heal,"
Rodgers said on his radio show. "Obviously this week is
probably not going to happen. Not going to happen."
Rodgers said "probably not going to happen."
Monday he thought Rodgers might be a couple weeks away, though he
didn't have a specific date.