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Green Bay Packers Clear Aaron Rodgers to Start in Week 15

The house that Vince Lombardi built at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin has experienced a franchise impasse during its 2017-18 NFL season.

During an exhilarating game by the Green Bay Packers against their division rival Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017, starting Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sustained a punishing tackle by a Vikings defender, which injured his right collarbone and caused a fracture.

Rodgers had surgery performed on his fractured right collarbone four days after experiencing the game day injury. After that, the Packers placed their superstar quarterback on the injured reserve list. It was not known at that time whether or not Rodgers would be able to return to the field at some point late in the season.

However, the elite, 33-year-old signal caller posted a message to fans on his Instagram page late Tuesday night (December 12), which indicated that the Super Bowl-winning Rodgers has been cleared to start in the next Packers game against the Panthers on Sunday December 17, 2017.

“It’s been a long road from that day to this, but I’m happy to say I’ve been medically cleared to return,” Rodgers posted. “Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and a big thank you to Dr McKenzie and our incredible training staff. #riseagain,” he continued.

Number 12’s impassioned message to fans was written below a picture of the rugged and tough touchdown passer resting on a hospital bed with a hairnet on under a white sheet giving a smile and a thumbs up. This eliminated any doubt about Rodgers being good to go. He has desperately desired to play during his speedy recovery.

“One of the big factors that played into this was Aaron Rodgers very, very badly wanted to play,” said television sports reporter Ian Rapoport during a Tuesday night show on the NFL Network.

“And that’s one thing that’s been clear the entire time with Rodgers is ever since he broke his collarbone, he was aggressive in his recovery to try to get ready for Week 15,” Rapoport went on to say.

The 7-6 Green Bay Packers are more than eager to have their warrior under center back after experiencing a subpar season in his absence. The focus for the team is to get back to its winning ways.

Chargers Might Move to Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles went for more than 20 years without having an NFL team. Obviously, it was not a great situation to have the second biggest city in the United States without a team in the country’s most popular sports league. However, the NFL thrived after the Rams moved to St. Louis and the Raiders moved back to Oakland. It appeared as if Los Angeles would never get another team. There was talk about it on several different occasions. Nothing ever came of it. Then the Rams came back to Los Angeles for the 2016 season. Now it would seem that the Rams will be getting some competition in their new city. There are reports that San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos is going to move his team to Los Angeles. Nothing is confirmed at this point. Spanos has not sent an official notification to the league of his intention to move his team. Insiders in the Chargers organization are saying that the move is imminent.

 

The move of the Chargers to Los Angeles would not be much of a surprise if it eventually does come to pass. It has certainly been talked about quite a bit in recent years. It would be a big understatement to say the stadium situation in San Diego is not the greatest. Also, Los Angeles offers many more opportunities to turn his team into a national brand. The ability to market the team to a national audience would be much easier in a huge market. Spanos has expressed his desire to do this on many occasions. However, many people questioned his desire to pull the trigger on a move to Los Angeles if push came to shove. The news is obviously heartbreaking to Charger fans who will not have a team for the first time in 50 years.