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Aaron Rodgers returns to Green Bay Packers practice

Aaron Rodgers is back at practice with the Green Bay Packers.

The star quarterback took part in individual drills Tuesday, his first practice of any kind since suffering a broken collarbone against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 4.

According to the Packers' official website, Rodgers was seen working on quarterback-center exchanges, executing footwork and dropback drills, and throwing short passes to receivers during position drills. Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien traded reps with Rodgers.

It's certainly a positive step forward, but don't expect to see Rodgers play against the Detroit Lionson Thanksgiving. Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday that Rodgers' chances of playing this week were "slim to none." He was even clearer Tuesday, explaining that Rodgers' chances of playing are "closer to none."

"It does not look like Aaron is going to make it," McCarthy said.

Flynn took starter reps for the Packers on Tuesday.

Rodgers' injury is to his left collarbone, meaning a non-contact practice is unlikely to present risk of aggravating the injury. Taking a hit in an actual game is another issue, and the collarbone remains in a vulnerable state.

The more likely scenario is that Rodgers will be eased back into the mix ahead of a Week 14 return to face the Atlanta Falcons. That would put him back in action five weeks after the initial injury.

The latest "Around The League Podcast" previewed all three of the big Thanksgiving games on the schedule.

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