Aaron Rodgers returned to practice on Saturday for the first time since suffering a broken collarbone in October.

When asked whether Rodgers' return can inspire the playoff-hungry Packers, coach Mike McCarthy said Friday, "Absolutely. I think it's a big deal when you see your leader out there. Definitely. The guys have been able to watch him work here the last couple weeks. He's been going through the fundamental part of it. But I think you also have to be in-tune with the trial of return mode. ... But yeah, that'd be great to have him out there."

Rodgers can return for Week 15 but won't undergo scans until after Week 14.

The Packers have been impressed by how quickly Rodgers has healed.

Rodgers was seen throwing on the field ahead of the Packers' Week 12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.