Aaron Rodgers Has Knee Sprain, Skips Practice

Justin GreeneSep 14, 2018

Rodgers has been going through his normal week of off-the-field preparation while backups DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle have taken the actual snaps in practice.

Rodgers said, immediately following the game, that he was definitely going to play against Minnesota.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy was restrained in his expectations but said with four more days to prepare and knowing Rodgers, he's not ruling anything out.

According to NFL Media, Rodgers is not expected to practice again Thursday.

"Obviously there's hope of him playing", McCarthy said.

While the feeling in the Green Bay Packers locker room is that Aaron Rodgers will try to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings despite his ailing left knee, the team isn't ready to say that just yet. "But we'll see how that goes", McCarthy said.

You'll notice that there is no firm commitment on either side, but by reading his body language it seems like the team wants to exercise caution while Rodgers will want to give it a go.

Rodgers walked back out halftime, took over on the first series of the second half and threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to rally the Packers from 20 points down to a 24-23 victory. He said his knee is still sore, but that it's improving every day.

Rodgers said in his postgame interview Sunday night on NBC that he would play vs. the Vikings, against whom he broke his collarbone a year ago.

He said the pain and swelling increased after the game. The injury limited Rodgers to seven games past year.

The quarterback suffered a sprained knee in the win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

Rodgers' status will be one to monitor once we get closer to Sunday's game.

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