Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not yet been medically cleared to play in the team's Dec. 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons, but he also hasn't yet been ruled out by head coach Mike McCarthy.
Rodgers has missed the past five games with a fractured collarbone and hopes to return soon, but McCarthy said more information is needed to determine the quarterback's status for this Sunday.
“Aaron wants to play. It’s a medical situation. He has a clear understanding of where he is, as far as getting back on the field," McCarthy said at Tuesday's news conference. "Aaron wants to play. When he’s healthy, he’ll be given the opportunity to play."
The head coach also mentioned that no internal conversations have been had about possibly shutting Rodgers down for the remainder of the 2013 season, saying that he the plan is to play Rodgers this year when he's ready.
Green Bay has gone (0-5) without Rodgers in the lineup and had three different starting quarterbacks, the most recent of which was free agent signing Matt Flynn in a 40-10 loss to Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.