Sunday’s Panthers-Packers game got a lot more interesting on Tuesday night.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers posted on his Instagram account late Tuesday that he’s been cleared to return two months after breaking his right collarbone in a Week 6 loss to Minnesota.
Rodgers, who had a bone scan on his collarbone Monday, is expected to start against the Panthers in an NFC matchup with major playoff implications.
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The news will not come as a surprise to Panthers’ players and coaches, several of whom said Monday they were preparing to face Rodgers.
Most observers predicted Rodgers would be activated from injured reserve as long as Green Bay remained in playoff contention. The Packers (7-6) kept their postseason hopes alive with back-to-back overtime wins the past two weeks against Tampa Bay and Cleveland.