If Aaron Rodgers is correct, Mike McCarthy will been telling the truth on Monday when he said a decision would be made on the Packers starting quarterback "sooner than later," although not much sooner.
Rodgers said Tuesday during his weekly radio show on ESPN radio affiliates in Milwaukee and Madison and streamed on ESPNWisconsin.com, "We've done a scan and we are going through the process of evaluation. Probably not what everybody wants to hear, but I can say definitively there will be… Thursday one way or another a definitive conclusion to this week's unknown."
In previous weeks, the Packers have taken the decision down to the end of the practice week, declaring Rodgers out on Friday for the past several weeks.
The change may have came sooner this week had it not been for the Christmas holiday, for which the team is being given the day off. Thursday will be the first day of on-field preparations for this upcoming Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears with a playoff spot on the line.
Rodgers would not go into details about the scan of his broken collarbone but did acknowledge that the team is collecting second opinions from others than team doctor Pat McKenzie.