Aaron Rodgers calls his injury a ‘sprained knee’


Aaron Rodgers calls his injury a ‘sprained knee’

Instead he worked with players rehabbing, which also included receiver Davante Adams.

The Green Bay Packers did the near impossible and turned a 20-point third quarter deficit into a victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 1. Typically, players need to practice throughout the week in order to be eligible to play on game day.

For now, it appears that Rodgers is doing everything he can to make sure he'll be able to play, but again, he's not willing to promise that he'll be out there against Minnesota.

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

Rodgers echoed McCarthy on taking it on a day by day basis and revealed he didn't take pain medications Sunday night.

"So I know what it feels like to play with something like this, and hopefully I'll be at the point where I can (play) on Sunday", Rodgers said.

"Haven't even thought about that", Rodgers said. Barring any setbacks throughout the week, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which Rodgers doesn't get the start on Sunday.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is pretty certain his team will be facing Rodgers. "We'll see what tomorrow brings", McCarthy said during his Wednesday news conference.

"Obviously there's the hope of playing", McCarthy said. Will the Packers risk putting Rodgers out there for the whole game knowing he could get hurt?

The belief is that Rodgers' mobility could be limited for as long as a month.

Rodgers guaranteed he wouldn't miss any time, but the Packers are keen on being cautious with the injury.

It's in a similar fashion to the calf injury Rodgers had down the stretch of the 2014 season.

If he feels he can do that without much hindrance, there shouldn't be much of a question whether or not he's cleared to play against the Vikings.