Despite reports to the contrary, Aaron Rodgers will start for the Packers versus Atlanta

Rodgers will thrive for the Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay Packers megastar Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday there are no plans to shut him down for the season.

Rodgers, who suffered a broken collarbone during Green Bay’s 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on November 4, did not receive full medical clearance this morning.

Fortunately, Rodgers injured his non-throwing shoulder and should return soon.

“If I’m healthy, I want to be on the field,” said Rodgers, 30, who has the highest career passer rating in NFL history. “This is my team. I care about it too much. Put too much into this. Don’t want to miss opportunities.”

Directing what was the league’s third premier attack, Rodgers tossed 15 scores, against four interceptions, for 2,218 yards over eight contests.

Most impressively, the 6-foot-2, 225 pound Rodgers completed 66.9% of his 251 attempts.

Athletic, smart and possessing an extremely powerful arm, Rodgers is arguably the preeminent field general in the sport today.

With journeyman Matt Flynn substituting for the 2011 MVP, the Packers (5-6-1) are a substandard squad.

Flynn’s a good decision-maker with solid accuracy on intermediate routes.

However, Flynn possesses feeble arm strength and is incapable of spreading the gridiron.

Lagging behind the Lions and Bears in the NFC North, Green Bay’s in peril with Flynn handling the pigskin.

Rodgers’ recovery will flatly determine if the Packers can capture their third consecutive division title.

Consequently, battling through terrible pain, expect Aaron Rodgers “to be on the field” this weekend when the Atlanta Falcons visit Green Bay.

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