MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 15: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a Preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 26, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Hopeful reports came for the Green Bay Packers Sunday morning.
ESPN's Adam Schefter said that quarterback Aaron Rodgers could start throwing footballs by the point he could return to practice from injured reserve - in six weeks.
That would put his timeline for return to Packers practice in early December.
Rodgers was placed on injured reserve Friday, according to the team.
Rodgers had surgery on his broken collarbone Thursday, which he broke in Sunday’s game against the Vikings.
Rodgers posted on social media Friday thanking the fans for support through his surgery.
He could come back to game action, based on the NFL's injured reserve policy, at the Packers-Carolina Panthers game on December 17.