Packers quarterback Rodgers to miss another game
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the bench at Lambeau Field on November 10, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Rodgers, the 2011 NFL Most Valuable Player, hasn't played since he broke his collarbone on the opening drive of Green Bay's loss to Chicago on November 4.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday that even though Rodgers has made progress in his recovery, team medical staff thought it was too soon for him to return to competition.
"It's been a difficult morning, going through the conversation with Aaron and Dr. (Patrick) McKenzie," McCarthy said. "He feels like he's ready to play. He's had a good week of preparation. He did very little today. He's very disappointed, but speaking with Dr. McKenzie, this is the right decision."
Matt Flynn will again start at quarterback for Green Bay, who are one half-game behind Detroit and Chicago for the NFC North division lead.
"This is clearly a decision best made in the interests of Aaron Rodgers," McCarthy added. "Listening to all the conversation, the facts and evaluation, it's in our best interests as a football team and an organization for Aaron not to play this weekend."