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Rodgers celebrates birthday, stays positive

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GREEN BAY (WXOW) -- Aaron Rodgers celebrates a birthday Monday, but likely won't be celebrating a return this season.

Reports came out Sunday, showing if the Packers quarterback can't make a return next week and the Packers fall to Atlanta and out of the playoff picture it's possible Rodgers will be shut down the rest of the season to avoid further injury to his collarbone.

At this point, things aren't looking too good. The Packers no longer control their playoff destiny. A demoralizing 40-10 loss to Detroit exposed some major weaknesses on both sides of the ball. Green Bay gave up 561 yards and was held to just 126.

"The National Football League will humble you very quickly, that's something that's always been evident in this great game," Head Coach Mike MacCarthy said.

Meanwhile, Rodgers is trying to find some humor in the situation. He hasn't been examined since Thanksgiving and joked Sunday that he doesn't plan on playing till he's 30. His 30th birthday falls on Monday.

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