The Green Bay Packers are targeting the team’s Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers for quarterback Aaron Rodgers return, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
According to Schefter, Rodgers would only return if he’s medically cleared and if the Packers are in playoff contention.
contingent on Green Bay being in playoff contention and Rodgers receiving medical clearance, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Rodgers was activated off injured reserve Saturday and he practiced for the first time since breaking his right collarbone on Oct. 15. Due to injured reserve rules, Rodgers isn’t allowed to play for at least two more weeks, which puts him on track to return Dec. 17 against the Panthers.
If he doesn’t return vs. the Panthers, Rodgers would have to be activated the following week against the Vikings or he would not be eligible to play again this season.
Rodgers has been throwing for at least a week; he did so publicly last Sunday in Pittsburgh for the first time since he had surgery. Most of Rodgers’ work for the first two weeks of practice before he can play was expected to be during the individual drills and running the scout team.
Rodgers previously said that he planned to play again if his injured clavicle was completely healed. The Packers, however, probably wouldn’t put Rodgers on the field unless they were competing for a playoff spot.