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Aaron Rodgers not in pain, but not ready for Packers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday that his fractured collarbone no longer gives him pain while running or throwing a football.

Appearing on WAUK-AM's "The Aaron Rodgers Show," the quarterback explained that any decision on his playing status comes down to a risk evaluation as opposed to a pain tolerance issue.

If Rodgers takes a shot to the collarbone before it heals, he risks a displacement that would necessitate a recovery process of 3 to 5 months with the possibility of concurrent complications that would affect his offseason preparation.

Rodgers is 15 days into a healing process that typically takes 6 to 8 weeks.

"I think you have to put it into that context," the signal-caller said, "as opposed to (other reports) out there."

Asked about his chances of returning to game action this week, Rodgers referenced the "one in a million" scene from the movie "Dumb and Dumber."

The quarterback would have to be on the field testing his shoulder at least two days before a game. In other words, Rodgers will have to practice by next Tuesday to play on Thanksgiving against the Lions.

In the meantime, the Packers will rely on an improving Scott Tolzien to end their three-game losing skid in Sunday's game versus the Vikings.

We recapped every Week 11 game on the latest "Around The League Podcast."

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