Aaron Rodgers has officially been ruled out by the Green Bay Packers for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Matt Flynn will make his fourth straight start in what is shaping up to be a must-win game for the Packers. Rodgers was reportedly none-too-happy with the decision:
Rodgers feels like he's ready to play. He's very disappointed and frustrated.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) December 13, 2013
Rodgers is still recovering from the broken collarbone he suffered in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears. He has been practicing since the lead-up to Week 13, but only in a limited fashion. Rodgers' was held out of reps again Friday, and Rodgers stood dejected along the sideline:
Aaron Rodgers, helmet off and not looking too happy, stood to side watching early team periods led by QBs Flynn, Tolzien Fri for #Packers.— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) December 13, 2013
Rodgers' status will be revisited again in Week 16, and he could play, though that won't help a Packers squad this week as they try to thrust themselves prominently into the NFC playoff picture. At 6-6-1 overall, the Packers need to win out, and hope that the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears lose some games, if they want to sneak into the postseason.