(NEW YORK) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not been medically cleared to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the team announced on Friday.
“As an organization we feel we are not ready for him to play,” head coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday.
Rodgers continues to recover from a broken collarbone and will miss his seventh straight game.
“The man attacked the rehab aspect of it,” McCarthy continued. “Obviously this is an organization decision. …He’s played with injuries, he’s a tough guy. He’s done everything he possibly could to get back on the field.”
Backup quarterback Matt Flynn will get the call again as the Packers host the Steelers at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay sits a half-game behind the Chicago Bears in the NFC North and will play each other on the final game of the regular season at Soldier Field.
“We feel that we can beat Pittsburgh with our football team,” McCarthy said. “We came in here Monday morning preparing to beat Pittsburgh with Matt Flynn as the quarterback.”
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