GREEN BAY, Wis (WBAY) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is making clear strides in his recovery from a broken collarbone, and it appears the team is holding out hope No. 12 could return to the team this season.
One player who will not return this season: RB Ty Montgomery. The Packers said Friday that he's out with wrist and rib injuries.
First, the Rodgers update. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Friday said it's possible that the future Hall of Fame QB could join the team for practice on Saturday.
"Aaron Rodgers. The plan, he's got a workout today, we'll obviously evacluate. But, we're looking tomorrow to potentially practice him in a trial return only. But that's the outlook. We'll determine that tomorrow after his work today," McCarthy told reporters on Friday.
Action 2 Sports captured video last weekend of Rodgers throwing overhand for the first time publicly since breaking his right collarbone on Oct. 15 against the Vikings.
During warmups prior to the Steelers game, No. 12 threw a pass that was about 54 yards.
Rodgers is on injured reserve, which means he's not eligible to return until Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers.
In other news, the Packers have placed RB Ty Montgomery on injured reserve. ESPN reporter and Cover 2 contributor Rob Demovsky tweeted that the running back's season is over due to a wrist injury.
The team on Friday signed WR Michael Clark to the active roster.
The Packers host the Buccaneers Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Packers are third in the NFC North with a 5-6 record. The team has recorded only one win since Aaron Rodgers went down with the broken collarbone.
"I think it's a big deal and you see your leader out there, so definitely, but the guys have been out here watching him work the last couple weeks," Coach McCarthy says. "He's been going through the fundamental part of it, but I think you also have to be in tune with the trial return mode. Every player as you work through their protocol you know the procedure specifics of coming back for their specific injuries, but yeah it would be great to have him out there."