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 a 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 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."
Rodgers won't play this week and the general thinking is the Packers won't bring him back on a short, Thanksgiving week in Week 13. So, fantasy owners are running out of time if he doesn't play until Week 14.