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Mike McCarthy on Aaron Rodgers amid recovery: ‘He’s moving right along’

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy provided an encouraging update on Aaron Rodgers: The quarterback is “making really good progress” in recovery from a broken right collarbone.

“I know the training staff and the strength and conditioning staff are very pleased with where he is,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “He’s moving right along.”

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.

A report at the time suggested Rodgers conceivably could begin throwing in six weeks following surgery. Keeping in mind that proposed timetable has yet to be reached, Rodgers has not thrown a football since suffering the injury.

Rodgers was spotted doing some light work, however, during Wednesday’s practice.

Considering Rodgers 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.

Rodgers recently pumped the brakes a bit on the possibility of returning this season, saying, “It comes down to how fast the bone heals.”
Still, these recent developments are nevertheless quite encouraging, even if Rodgers is still a long way from returning to practicing fully, let alone playing in a game.