Packers QB Aaron Rodgers let it be known Tuesday evening via a text to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com that he has been cleared to play this Sunday against the Giants after missing last week’s game because of a concussion suffered in Week 14.
Rodgers said he has passed all the necessary tests and had been cleared by both team physician Dr. John Gray and an independent neurologist. Rodgers had suffered his second concussion in nine weeks when he hit his head against the Ford Field turf following an 18-yard scramble against the Lions.
The way we see it
Rodgers’ return is obviously good news for the Packers, who need to win the rest of their games to make the playoffs. But if there’s the slightest hint of any problems against the Giants, the Packers probably won’t hesitate to replace Rodgers with Matt Flynn, who performed admirably for the most part in Rodgers’ place against both Detroit and New England.