The plan for Aaron Rodgers’ recovery — and possible chance to return this season — was being finalized Friday, one day after the Packers quarterback underwent surgery to repair his broken right collarbone.
The Packers placed Rodgers on injured reserve but could bring him back after eight weeks. The soonest Rodgers would be eligible to return would be Week 15 at Carolina.
“We’re actually discussing all the long-term options at this point,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “The focus has been on Aaron’s health, making sure everything went well with the surgery, and those discussions will continue.”
McCarthy said Rodgers will not attend Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field because he is recovering out of town. Team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie did not perform the surgery to repair Rodgers’ broken clavicle, but McCarthy said McKenzie reported to him that the surgery went well.