Mike McCarthy on Aaron Rodgers: He is 'making really good progress'

Lynette Rowe
November 19, 2017

"He's moving right along".

In a welcome sight for Green Bay Packers fans' sore eyes, quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his return to the practice field on Wednesday.

Rodgers worked on cardio and agility drills and then took snaps from a trainer simulating both the under center kind and shotgun. He did not throw during the portion that was open to reporters.

McCarthy said Jones is out for "multiple" weeks and Montgomery missed the first two practices this week. From a fantasy football perspective, Rodgers is eligible to return from the short-term IR list in Week 15. Rodgers went on injured reserve October 20 - a Friday - meaning the earliest he could practice is December 1. That timeline - which would have him throwing by around Week 13 - would clearly give Rodgers a chance to return before the end of the regular season.

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Per ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Rodgers took "a few snaps off to the side" in his first action of any kind since breaking his collarbone against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15.

But Rodgers isn't looking that far ahead.

"It was just good being back on the practice field", Rodgers told Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. "Only back if it's completely healed".

But he said nothing has changed regarding his timeline for recovering from surgery to fix a broken collarbone. That may be optimistic, as he had surgery to put a plate and screws into his collarbone on October 19. He threw for several weeks before he was finally cleared to return.

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