(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — Aaron Rodgers will not be on the field for the Green Bay Packers Sunday.
The Packers star quarterback was ruled out by his head coach Mike McCarthy on Friday, meaning Rodgers will miss his sixth straight game.
Rodgers broke his collarbone in the team’s Week 9 loss to Chicago.
There was hope Rodgers might take the field this weekend after he took increased practice reps this week, but ultimately McCarthy and team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie didn’t think it was Rodgers time.
“He’s very disappointed,” McCarthy said of Rodgers after Friday’s team practice. “He’s frustrated but speaking with doctor McKenzie this is the right decision.”
With Rodgers out the Packers will start Matt Flynn for the third straight week.
The Packers (6-6-1) are 1-1-1 with Flynn as starter and currently sit a half game behind Chicago and Detroit for the NFC North lead.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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