Coach expects Rodgers to play

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday he expects quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has dealt with a concussion this week, to play Sunday against Miami.

Rodgers returned to practice Thursday, and McCarthy said he thought the quarterback looked "fine" in practice Friday.

"From my perspective, I would say he's ready to go," McCarthy said. "But ultimately, it's a medical decision. Unless there's any type of setback between now and the game, I anticipate Aaron to play on Sunday."

McCarthy said his understanding is that Rodgers has passed all the required tests, and the medical team will evaluate the quarterback before an official decision is made on his playing status.

Rodgers suffered the injury last week in overtime against the Redskins, after he took a hit while throwing an interception that led to the winning points in Green Bay's 16-13 loss.

Also on Friday, McCarthy said linebacker Clay Matthews is doubtful for the Dolphins game. Matthews is suffering from a hamstring injury.

"I talked to Clay this morning before he went into treatments, and we'll give him all the way up to game time to see if he can go," McCarthy said. "But he's making progress. He's close."


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