Aaron Rodgers will be the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
If the Packers beat the Bears, they’ll clinch the NFC North Division and make the playoffs.
Rodgers broke his collarbone on November 4 against the Bears.
"I'm excited," McCarthy said in a Thursday afternoon news conference. "I feel good for Aaron. I don't think people realize the stress he's been under. He's been on board for playing. We were holding him out of the game and it's tough."
McCarthy told the team early Thursday morning.
McCarthy said quarterback Matt Flynn "Did a lot of great things" for the organization and he was "pleased with what Matt has done for us."
Linebacker Clay Matthews will not play on Sunday due to a thumb injury. McCarthy said he expects rrunning back Eddie Lacy to play. Lacy hurt his ankle in Sunday's game against the Steelers.
The Packers take on the Bears at Soldier Field at 3:25 p.m.