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Packers QB Rodgers could miss 3-6 weeks

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Nov 05 2013 09:52:57 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 05 2013 01:43:47 AM CST
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers file photo

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expected to miss at least three weeks with a fractured collarbone.

ESPN first reported Rodgers was diagnosed with a hairline fracture near his left shoulder. There are conflicted reports surrounding Rodgers' expected recovery time, varying from three to six weeks.

Head coach Mike McCarthy kept details of the injury to himself Monday, when Rodgers left the game after landing on his left shoulder when taken to the ground on a sack by Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin. The injury occurred on the opening drive of the game.

Seneca Wallace replaced Rodgers and was unimpressive. He rarely looked to throw the ball downfield, was sacked four times and threw an interception to defensive end Julius Peppers, who was nearly hit in the facemask on the three-step drop and quick slant throw from Wallace.

The Packers could seek to bring back Matt Flynn, who is on waivers from the Buffalo Bills until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday. Since leaving Green Bay as an unrestricted free agent, Flynn has been traded by the Seattle Seahawks and released by the Oakland Raiders and Bills in the past 18 months.

Other options include Vince Young, who was with the Packers in training camp and recently turned down a two-year CFL contract.