Found November 15, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Former NFL team lead physician Dr. David Chao believes the Packers can’t afford to rush Aaron Rodgers back from his broken collarbone. #FFMD Hold @AaronRodgers12 until December. Not a pain tolerance issue, #packers can't risk reinjury which would likely mean surgery and IR. — David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) November 15, 2013 I agree with Dr. Chao.  A broken collarbone is a very fragile injury that you need to make sure is 100 percent healed or else a player can easily suffer a setback. I know the Rodgers are desperate for Rodgers to get back, but if he rushes back and makes his injury worse,  he could be out for the remainder of the season like Chao said.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Packers can’t afford to rush Aaron Rodgers back appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Packers are expected to face the Giants minus JPP

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