Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is eligible to come off injured reserve for this coming weekend's game against the Carolina Panthers. With the Packers in the thick of the postseason hunt but currently on the outside looking in on a playoff berth (they're a game behind the No. 6-seeded Atlanta Falcons), Rodgers' return from his broken collarbone would be a major boost to their hopes down the stretch.
During his Monday media availability, Packers coach Mike McCarthy was non-committal on the subject of Rodgers' potential return. He repeatedly stated that it was a "medical decision" that would be made by doctors at some point, but declined to give a timeline. "At this time, I do not have a clear decision for you, or an update," he said. "That's where it stands."
It seems like if it was up to Rodgers, he'd play, but the story said the decision will be up to Dr. Patrick McKenzie and not Rodgers or the coaching staff. Rodgers underwent more tests and scans and is still being evaluated.