Quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirms he’s medically cleared to return to Packers

Posted at 12:08 AM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 00:09:04-05

Aaron Rodgers after being hit against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. – At 10:16pm on a Tuesday, a day on which no NFL games are played, the Packers’ season may have been salvaged.

Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed through his confirmed through his Instagram account Tuesday evening he has been medically cleared to return from the broken right collarbone he suffered October 15th vs. the Vikings.

The two-time MVP, who returned to practice on Dec. 2, can be activated from injured reserve Friday and is eligible to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

The Packers, 7-and-6 on the season and one game out of the second and final wild card spot in the NFC, have lost five of their last eight games – including the one in which Rodgers was injured. Green Bay’s final three games are all against teams currently ahead of the Packers in the standings.

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It's been a long road from that day to this, but I'm happy to say I've been medically cleared to return. Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks ❤️ and a big thank you to Dr McKenzie and our incredible training staff. #riseagain #

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