Aaron Rodgers is no guarantee to return to the Green Bay Packers' lineup this season, let alone this week, even though the All-Pro quarterback has strongly stated otherwise.

Five weeks removed from cracking his left collarbone, Rodgers will be re-examined this week and league sources tell ESPN that it will take a strong consensus from doctors and the team's hierarchy to return him to the playing field next Sunday against the Falcons.

The Packers are 0-4-1 in games Rodgers did not start and finish and they no longer control their playoff destiny.