Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday workout: ‘Good being on the practice field’
Aaron Rodgers was spotted during Green Bay Packers practice Wednesday doing some light work on the side, an encouraging development as the superstar quarterback continues to recover from a broken right collarbone.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (left, wearing hat) is working with the rehab group today at practice. Rodgers did some cardio and then took a few snaps from the trainer. pic.twitter.com/kHcm4ZwgFZ
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) November 15, 2017
Rodgers on Thursday admitted despite the light workload, it felt good to be practicing in some capacity.
“It was just good being back on the practice field,” Rodgers said in a text message, via the Wisconsin State Journal, by way of Pro Football Talk. “Schedule hasn’t changed. Out eight weeks. Only back if it’s completely healed.”
Rodgers’ comments echo what he had to say a few weeks ago. At the time, Rodgers pumped the brakes a bit on the possibility of returning this season, saying, “It comes down to how fast the bone heals.”
Rodgers underwent surgery last month after suffering the collarbone injury during a Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers placed him on injured reserve the next day, meaning he’d be eligible to return to action in Week 15, a Dec. 16 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy on Thursday also appeared encouraged on recent developments, saying Rodgers is “making really good progress” in recovery
Considering Rodgers recently indicated in the strangest of places that 13 screws were needed during surgery to secure a plate to his collarbone, the notion he’s back doing some rehab is a positive development. And if he’s feeling good about it? So much the better.