Packers 'pleased' with Aaron Rodgers' collarbone rehab progress so far

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Former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers has missed the past three games after suffering a broken collarbone during a Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Rodgers did not technically practice with the team, and he was not wearing pads or a helmet, but coach Mike McCarthy said in a Green Bay Packers tweet that he is "making really good progress".

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was hanging around with his teammates yesterday, and happened to be on the practice field. "He's moving right along".

Rodgers worked on cardio and agility drills and then took snaps from a trainer simulating both the under center kind and shotgun. He's eligible to start practicing after six weeks and return to the 53-man roster after eight weeks, giving him a chance to play - in a best-case scenario - starting Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers. Rodgers went on injured reserve October 20 - a Friday - meaning the earliest he could practice is December 1. In his only extended session with reporters following surgery, he said he would come back only if his collarbone was completely healed.

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The Packers started 4-1 with Rodgers throwing 13 touchdowns in the first four games.

"It was just good being back on the practice field", Rodgers said in a text message Wednesday to ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde. Rodgers underwent surgery on October 19 to have plates and screws inserted to stabilize his broken right clavicle.

The Packers put Rodgers on injured reserve on October 20.

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