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Aaron Rodgers will be the first Packers' starting quarterback in 21 years to miss two straight games

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers waits to be announced before the game against the Detroit Lions in a NFL football game in Green
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers waits to be announced before the game against the Detroit Lions in a NFL football game in Green

(WNFL) - Aaron Rodgers will be the first Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback in 21 years to miss two straight games.  He and coach Mike McCarthy both confirmed yesterday that Rodgers broke his left collarbone, when he was sacked early in Monday night's Packer home loss to Chicago.  Neither would say how long the Packers would be without their franchise quarterback.  Rodgers said on his weekly E-S-P-N-Milwaukee radio show yesterday that there's not a specific type of rehab, and he can only wait for the bone to heal.  Various national reports said Rodgers would be out for at least three weeks.  Don Majkowski (muh-cow'-skee) was the last Green Bay starting quarterback to miss at least two straight games -- that being in 1992 when he tore an ankle.  Rodgers says he's a quick healer, and McCarthy said additional tests yesterday showed that the outlook was better than expected.  In the coach's words, "I'm relieved, no doubt."  McCarthy also made it clear that back-up Seneca Wallace will lead the Packers for now, at least for Sunday's home contest against Philadelphia.  It will be Wallace's first start since the 2011 season finale when he was with Cleveland.  Media reports say ex-Badger and current practice squad player Scott Tolzien is being groomed as Wallace's back-up.  Reports indicate the Packers will not bring in Matt Flynn for a second stint, after he was released by Buffalo on Monday.  

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