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Aaron Rodgers: Collarbone fracture 'significant injury'

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed Tuesday that he has a fractured left collarbone, but he insisted that no timetable has been established for a return to football activities.

Asked by ESPNMilwaukee.com's Jason Wilde on "The Aaron Rodgers Show" if he could play through the pain, Rodgers replied, "I do have a fractured collarbone. It's a significant injury. We'll know more about the severity and the timetable later this week."

After sustaining the injury, Rodgers played toss on the sideline but couldn't throw as well as he wanted to. He described the pain as "considerably more" than he's felt in a long time.

Even after initial X-rays, he put his pads back on in hopes of a return, but the pain was too severe.

Rodgers emphasized that he's still going through the testing process, so his return date is up in the air. The injury will not require surgery. Rodgers simply has to wait for the bone to heal because there's not a specific type of rehab for the injury.

"You can put yourself at greater risk for a worse injury if you go back out there," Rodgers added. "But I think most people know my personality and I'm going to try and be back as quick as I can."

In the meantime, Rodgers confirmed that Seneca Wallace will "go through the week as the guy," handling the first-team practice reps in preparation for Sunday's game versus the Eagles. Behind Wallace on the depth chart will be Scott Tolzien, who the Packers are elevating from their practice squad, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Perhaps the most surprising part of the interview occurred when Rodgers talked about his reception from the Lambeau Field faithful upon his return to the field Monday night against the Chicago Bears. He labeled the moment one of the "top five" of his career.

UPDATE: Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Tuesday that Green Bay is in a "week to week mindset" with Rodgers' injury, but "everybody felt better" after gathering more information on the situation since Monday night.

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