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Packers QB Rodgers' status unclear after second concussion

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is beginning the evaluation protocol for his second concussion this season. His availability for Sunday's game at New England remains unclear.

Rodgers left Sunday's loss at Detroit shortly after he was hit hard on back-to-back plays in the second quarter, a scramble and a sack. He was replaced by Matt Flynn.

Rodgers also sustained a concussion in Green Bay's loss at Washington on Oct. 10. He played against Miami the following week and has not missed a game since taking over as the Packers' starter in 2008.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says doctors will consider Rodgers' recent concussion as they evaluate him this week.

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