Packers fans got their early Christmas wish Tuesday night.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced on Instagram that he has been medically cleared to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
“It's been a long road from that day to this, but I'm happy to say I've been medically cleared to return. Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks ❤️. #riseagain,” he said on social media.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 13, 2017
Rodgers broke his collarbone Oct. 15 after a hit from Minnesota Vikings' linebacker Anthony Barr slammed him into the turf on Week 6 and underwent surgery on Oct. 19.