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Rodgers: Decision to play out of his hands

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POSTED December 20, 2013 12:00 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field Thursday. It doesn’t mean he is going to play.

There was no definitive word on whether Rodgers will be medically cleared to return from his left collarbone injury in time for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was just another day in the guessing game called “When Will the Franchise Quarterback Return” for the Packers.

Coach Mike McCarthy indicated he would name his starter today.

“Just a Thursday practice, didn’t take a lot of reps with the teams but felt pretty good out there, was feeling good,” Rodgers said. “It’s obviously a medical decision and an organizational decision at this point.”

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“It’s a medical decision, it’s an organizational decision,” said Rodgers, who is listed as “limited” on the official practice report.

During a brief portion of practice open to media Thursday, Rodgers did a little stretching and looked sharp in position drills. He watched as backup Matt Flynn led the offense during another short practice period.

Flynn took the majority of the reps Thursday, McCarthy said. Flynn has said he’s preparing this week as if he’ll start.

By all accounts, Rodgers is itching to return. He hasn’t played since getting knocked out of the first series of a 27-20 loss Nov. 4 to the Bears.

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