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Physician explains Aaron Rodgers' injury

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Green Bay Packer fans are all taking a keen interest in human anatomy this week.

They're hoping quarterback Aaron Rodgers can make a quick recovery from a broken collarbone.

READ: McCarthy: Rodgers will have surgery; season could be over

This is not the first time Rodgers broke his collarbone, but this time it was on his throwing shoulder. The consequences can be much more serious according to a local physician.

Mayo Clinic Health System sports medicine Dr. Jacob Erickson says the long term outlook is good though the short term is less certain.

"Is it possible if Aaron Rodgers can make a complete recovery with the appropriate surgery and with the appropriate rehab and the short answer is yes. He more than likely will return to 100% of his pre-injury form, the question is just when that will happen," says Erickson. "Is he going to be able to make it back in time for the end of the season?"

That's the question all Green Bay fans are wondering. Will they have to go the season without him?

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that a date wasn't set for Rodgers to have surgery.

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