Based upon what's transpired in the past few weeks, there's no guarantees, but the Green Bay Packers appear close to getting Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb back in action.
Close is a relative term, and whether that means days or weeks is still to be determined.
Both Rodgers and Cobb are scheduled to be evaluated before the Packers hit the practice field on Wednesday, which will perhaps determine the extent to which they participate.
With a spot in the playoffs at stake, the Packers would certainly benefit from the return of two of the best players on their roster as they start preparations for the Pittsburgh Steelers this upcoming Sunday in their regular season home finale.
Head coach Mike McCarthy didn't offer much, but last he spoke on Monday, there's a lot riding on the quarterback's upcoming medical check-up.
"Aaron's situation will be evaluated Wednesday morning, and then we'll have a plan for him come Wednesday," said McCarthy.
Cobb looks to be in much the same boat.
"Randall Cobb's workout (Monday) I was told was very good," said McCarthy. "He's moving. Everything looks good. We'll see how he is (Tuesday), and then Wednesday's really kind of the day we set the plan for all the players."
It will also be worth watching how defensive lineman Johnny Jolly and tight end Brandon Bostick look after both players were injured in this past weekend's game against the Dallas Cowboys, as well as getting a status update on defensive lineman C.J. Wilson, who's missed the past several weeks.
McCarthy will have an update at his Wednesday press conference streamed live on the team's official website at 1:00 p.m. CT.
In the evening, linebacker A.J. Hawk will once again step in for an injured Jermichael Finley as guest host on the weekly J-Mike and M.D. Show from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. CT on WDUZ 107.5 FM and 1400 AM in Green Bay, according to the station's Facebook page.
The show originates from Thornberry Creek golf course in Oneida, Wis. in front of an audience and will be streamed live on TheFan1075.com.
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