After hearing about Aaron Rodgers today on Sirius NFL Radio, it seemed more likely than not that he’d play on Sunday. Reading this from Sports Illustrated I’m not so sure. Rodgers “isn’t likely to throw until Friday at the earliest.”
Whether he plays has little to do with how much pain he is in and more to do with whether he can actually throw the ball. “Things are, at least in the big picture, getting better,” Rodgers said. “The swelling’s going down. But now really, it’s really about the strength. If I get the strength back, then I can throw. I’ll be able to play.”
So Rodgers is considering taking a shot. Grim.
“That (has) potential, I think,” Rodgers said. “That’s kind of what I was talking about. There’s different options once you get to later in the week. Now, I don’t know if that’s the philosophy per se, if that’s the main philosophy. But I talked to Trent Dilfer, and he’s had 10 shoulder dislocations, and he said that was something he definitely used to get through the pain.”
But Rodgers doesn’t want to risk long-term damage.
“That gets into, what do you want to put into your arm? Cortisone is not kind of the typical, I think, thing used for something like this,” Rodgers said. “That can be detrimental, I think to some of the ligaments in there, but dulling the pain. I mean, I don’t know. I’m just talking hypothetical. Hopefully I won’t have to shoot up, strength will come back in the next couple days, be able to throw Friday and go from there.”