Aaron Rodgers on IR after collarbone surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The plan for Aaron Rodgers’ recovery — and possible chance to return this season — was being finalized Friday, one day after the Packers quarterback underwent surgery to repair his broken right collarbone. The Packers placed Rodgers on injured reserve but could bring him back after eight weeks. They are holding out hope that Rodgers could return for the Dec. 17 game at Carolina, according to a source. That’s the soonest he would be eligible to come off IR. “We’re actually discussing all the long-term options at this point,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “The focus has been on Aaron’s health, making sure everything went well with the surgery, and those discussions will continue.” McCarthy said Rodgers will not attend Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field because he is recovering out of town. Team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie did not perform the surgery to repair Rodgers’ broken clavicle, but McCarthy said McKenzie…

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