The quarterback is eligible to return against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and underwent tests on Monday, which are now being evaluated by medical staff.
McCarthy said Rodgers believes he is ready to play, but the organization won't put him in jeopardy if the medical opinions say his shoulder is not ready.
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It seems only fitting the return of No. 12 would be announced on December 12. Watching him in practice and what he's been able to do these past couple weeks, getting more and more reps in practice and throwing on the pads, I think it's a good sign.
The Green Bay Packers are yet to make a decision on when Aaron Rodgers will return to action. "At the end of the day, the organisation is focused on doing what's in the best interests of Aaron Rodgers' health".
"If I don't know [Tuesday], we're going to be putting Pat McKenzie on IR", McCarthy joked. He engineered a comeback victory in overtime to beat the Bengals at home in Week 3 and did it again with a last-minute touchdown pass to Davante Adams at Dallas two weeks later to lead the Packers to a 4-1 start. With no one but the inexperienced Brett Hundley behind their perennial MVP candidate, things looked bleak, and a 1-4 record in the first five Rodgers-less games did nothing to dispel that idea.