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Aaron Rodgers ignoring a quick return in recovery strategy

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Aaron Rodgers doesn't need to do anything for another eight weeks. At least. 

Per ESPN, that was the Green Bay Packers quarterback's message Friday during his first session with reporters since he broke his right collarbone last month against the Minnesota Vikings.

"First of all, I want to be healthy," Rodgers said. "That's the most important thing. But if we're healthy in eight weeks and it would make sense to come back, then I'm going to come back."

Because he is on injured reserve, Rodgers must sit out at least eight weeks. At that point, it will become more clear whether there is a chance he can play again this season.

Rodgers was placed on injured reserve Oct. 20, which means the earliest he could possibly play would be Week 15 at Carolina -- if his surgically repaired right clavicle is healed.

There will be no weekly will-he-play sessions like there were in 2013, when Rodgers broke his left clavicle. He did not have surgery for that injury and returned after missing seven games. He returned to practice several weeks earlier but wasn't cleared until right before the regular-season finale.

"I think the best thing that happened probably in this is just to put me on IR, because now you know it's going to be at least eight weeks," Rodgers said. "Where the last time, the holdup was the bone wasn't healed. That was the main holdup. You could see me throwing at practice, you could see me [feeling] positive about it and feeling good, but then you'd go to the scan and it's not healed yet. So it did take the duration."

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Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency