Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers plans to practice Wednesday, and he said he feels closer to being ready to return after missing the last six games.
However, he didn't sound optimistic his next scan this week will reveal significant changes to the status of his injured collarbone.
"I think you can probably guess," Rodgers said on his weekly ESPN radio show Tuesday. "I have an idea what it's going to look like based on the previous one, the amount of days we have between scans, project that forward to a similar amount of days and have a pretty good idea and provide over-radiation."
Even though Rodgers will be on the practice field Wednesday, Matt Flynn will likely continue to see the bulk of the starter reps.
"My hope is that I practice tomorrow and experience no setbacks, mentally or physically, and then we'll go from there," Rodgers said.
Rodgers was asked how he felt last week when told he would be inactive for a sixth straight game.
"Sadness and frustration. But not anger," Rodgers said. "I have a ton of respect for (Dr.) Pat (McKenzie). He does an incredible job. Sometimes those guys need to save you from yourself.
"Last week I felt more like myself. I think I was closer. It's Tuesday and I haven't practiced this week. So we're sitting here with another four or five days of rest. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. Again, this is maybe not what people want to hear. This is how you have to go about the process. it's a combination of a lot of things and obviously there are a lot of strong opinions about what should happen.
"But the organization will do what's best by me and I at least want to make it a conversation."
Rodgers has been sidelined since suffering a fractured collarbone on his non-throwing left side early in the Nov. 4 loss to the Chicago Bears.
If Rodgers remains sidelined, Flynn will make his fourth consecutive start when the Packers host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Flynn engineered five second-half touchdown drives in Green Bay's dramatic Week 15 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The Packers will win the NFC North with wins in their final two weeks, which includes the season finale against the Bears at Soldier Field.