Aaron Rodgers can throw a football without any pain. But that's only half the battle – or maybe even less than half of it – for the Green Bay Packers quarterback to return from the broken collarbone he sustained on Nov. 4 against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers was seen tossing the ball around at MetLife Stadium before Sunday's game against the New York Giants, an exercise he said Tuesday during his weekly radio show on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee that was a pain-free experience. "It felt good," Rodgers said. "I had the adrenaline going." Rodgers said he also has no pain while running, but he has not attempted to take a snap yet. "I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point," Rodgers said. "It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if [the collarbone] displaced. Obviously, I'd be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward." Although Rodgers has repeatedly said there is no timetable for his return, he said Tuesday that the "normal" recovery for a non-athlete with this injury is six to eight weeks. "We're 15 days outside of a fractured collarbone," Rodgers said. "Put that in the context of a normal healing cycle who's had a similar injury to mine." The Packers were 5-2 before Rodgers got hurt against the Bears in the first quarter. They lost that game and then the next two to fall to .500. On Monday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy named backup Scott Tolzien as his starter for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings and then added that Tolzien will "go into the week as the starter just like he did last week."
Aaron Rodgers throwing without pain
ESPN | Nov 20