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Rodgers expects to know by Friday, Saturday if he'll play
From left, Green Bay Packers' Scott Tolzien (16) sits with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, center, and Matt Flynn, right, on the bench during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
December 4, 2013, 6:00 pm

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers expects a decision to be made by Friday - or Saturday tops - whether he'll be cleared to return to face the Atlanta Falcons.

Rodgers has missed a month with a fractured left collarbone. He is back at practice on a limited basis, but doesn't want to speculate if he'll be medically cleared this week.

He also says it wouldn't be fair to Matt Flynn for the backup to wait until game time to determine whether he'll start. Rodgers says Wednesday he thinks the decision on his status would come the day or two before Sunday's game.

At least one man thinks Rodgers is a go: Falcons coach Mike Smith says he's preparing as if Rodgers is playing.

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