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UPDATE: Packers' Rodgers back, very unlikely to play

UPDATED Tuesday, November 26, 2013 --- 1:40 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has returned to practice on a limited basis but appears highly unlikely to play against the Detroit Lions on Thursday.

Rodgers has been out since Nov. 4, when he hurt his left collarbone in the first series of a 27-20 loss to Chicago. The Packers, 5-2 at the time, have been winless since then.

McCarthy said Monday that the chances of Rodgers playing were "slim to none." On Tuesday, he said it was "closer to none."

The coach said Matt Flynn took the starter reps on Tuesday, and that he was still preparing both Flynn and Scott Tolzien for the key NFC North game against Detroit.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, November 25, 2013 --- 1:27 p.m.

From our news partner, WITI in Milwaukee:

GREEN BAY (WITI) — All three Green Bay Packers quarterbacks were in helmets and throwing passes on Tuesday morning, November 26th. Yes, that includes Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers threw passes with Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien in the practice. However, they did not do any team drills before the media had to leave.

Coach Mike McCarthy did not indicate at his Monday Lambeau Field news conference who will be the starting quarterback for the Lions game on Thanksgiving Day.

The 5-5-1 Green Bay Packers take on the 6-5 Detroit Lions at Ford Field in a Thanksgiving Day contest on Thursday, November 28th. No two teams have faced off on Thanksgiving more than the Packers and the Lions.

Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m.

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Posted-November 25th, 2013 8:25 pm

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the chances of Aaron Rodgers playing Thursday's Thanksgiving game at Detroit are "slim to none."

McCarthy isn't sure whether he'll go with Matt Flynn, who rallied the team from a 16-point deficit to a 26-26 tie with the Minnesota Vikings, or Scott Tolzien, who started the past two games but was benched with 8 minutes 22 seconds left in the third quarter.

Rodgers, who suffered a broken left collarbone Nov. 4 against Chicago, has not played since.

Including their 27-20 loss to the Bears, in which Seneca Wallace took over for the injured Rodgers, the Packers are 0-3-1 without their star quarterback.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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