Rodgers will miss his seventh consecutive game because of the
injury, leaving backup Matt Flynn under center on Sunday when
the Packers host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game that has
playoff implications for both teams.
"As an organization we feel we are not ready for him to play. He
is not medically cleared," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told
"Everything has been explained, but he obviously wants to play.
The kid has played with injuries. He's a tough guy. He's done
everything he possibly could to try to get back on the field."
Green Bay can claim their third consecutive NFC North title and
a playoff berth by beating Pittsburgh on Sunday and the
division-leading Chicago Bears (8-6) on December 29.
(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto;
editing by Frank Pingue)
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