"As an organization we are not ready for Aaron to play," McCarthy said.
Rodgers has been sidelined since suffering a fractured collarbone on Nov. 4. McCarthy said Rodgers looked "sharp" and "ready to play" in his work during Thursday's practice, but the quarterback has yet to receive medical clearance to return.
"He understands where we are. Everything's been explained," McCarthy added. "He's played with injuries. He's a tough guy. Like I said, he's done everything he possibly can to get back on the field."
It's an ugly version of "Groundhog Day" for the Packers, who can't get their best player back on the field with the season hanging in the balance.