Injured Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to get back on the field as quickly as possible and is holding out hope for a possible Thanksgiving return.
"I haven't given up hope on playing any week. It depends on how I heal and depends on what the next X-ray looks like," Rodgers said Tuesday on his weekly radio show. "Obviously, this week is probably not going to happen -- not going to happen. ... Probably not going to happen."
Rodgers sustained a broken left collarbone in a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Nov. 4 and the Packers have dropped two straight games. He said he felt the best he has on Tuesday since he suffered the injury.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers still appears to be several weeks away from playing.
On Tuesday, the Packers signed Rodgers' former backup, Matt Flynn, after a replacement for Seneca Wallace, who went down with a groin injury last week in a 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Flynn was recently released by the Buffalo Bills and also let go earlier this year by the Oakland Raiders.
Scott Tolzien, a former practice squad player who came in Sunday to replace Wallace, is slated to start Sunday against the New York Giants. The Packers then play the Minnesota Vikings before their Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Wallace was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.