Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers: Health to determine timeline of return, not playoff hopes

The quarterback of the Green Bay Packers says that he has no decision yet on if he will come back during this 2017 NFL season from a broken right collarbone, but it appears that the Packers' playoff hopes will not decide when he will return, or if he will return at all.

Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette says that Rodgers philosophy on return would be based solely on the collarbone's healing, not the state of the Packers' potential playoff hopes.

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports that Rodgers said a return would be based on "if we're healthy in eight weeks and it makes sense to come back."

A hit by Anthony Barr led to the broken collarbone during the Packers-Vikings game on October 15.

What specifically will be involved with that healing? Michael Cohen of the Journal Sentinel shared these words from Rodgers:

As for the driving hit to the ground by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr that led to Rodgers' broken bone - a hit considered by some as against NFL rules or at least diry, Rodgers told reporters including Demovsky "a simple shove down would've sufficed."

Rodgers could return to the active roster as early as December 17, in time for Week 15 at the Carolina Panthers.

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