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Aaron Rodgers is shooting for a week 14 return against the Falcons

Aaron Rodgers told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman before Thursday’s game that he hopes to play on Dec. 8 against the Atlanta Falcons.

According to ESPN, Rodgers told Holtzman that he is not completely certain that his fractured collarbone, which has not been X-rayed recently, is completely healed. The former league MVP said he is concerned about his strength and flexibility and he thinks he will regain them in time to return against the Falcons.

Rodgers returned to practice this past Tuesday, just over three weeks after suffering the injury against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers said Thursday that he felt good following Tuesday’s practice, when he took part in individual drills.

Matt Flynn started at quarterback Thursday for the Packers (5-6-1), who were soundly trounced, 40-10.

Green Bay has now gone 0-4-1 in its last five games, using three different quarterbacks to replace Rodgers.

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