There is no officially-released word on whether the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback will play Sunday against Carolina. A report says that a philosophical difference between the quarterback and his team's medical staff could be the reason why.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com says that Rodgers' broken collarbone, from a mid-October tackle by Anthony Barr of Minnesota, "isn't fully healed - and there was no chance it was going to be after two months."
That status, which apparently was expected after two months of rehab, is sparking the debate Rapoport reports on.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wants to play very, very badly. Other more medically conservative voices are weighing in with caution and questions about risk vs. reward
Those conservative voices, according to Rapoport, are from the team's medical staff who are concerned for Rodgers' long-term health.
Rodgers, ever the competitor, reportedly wants in immediately.
What will the answer be? Stay tuned.