GREEN BAY, Wis. — Saturday may perhaps be a mammoth day for Aaron Rodgers.
Or it won’t.
The Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback may perhaps perhaps strive and note Saturday within the crew’s final workout sooner than Sunday’s sport in opposition to Minnesota, but even though he doesn’t, coach Mike McCarthy would have not any effort taking half in him in opposition to the Vikings.
McCarthy stated Rodgers’ unwell left knee has improved right thru the week.
“Aaron’s getting better,” McCarthy stated Friday. “He became within the meeting this morning. I’d reveal he feels better than he did within the beginning of the week.”
Unlike most groups, the Packers create no longer note on Fridays but instead retain a delicate-weight on-topic session on Saturdays sooner than a Sunday sport.
“The next day to come’s note may perhaps be a handsome mammoth indicator,” McCarthy stated right thru his final media session of the week. “So we’ll survey how at the present time goes, but nothing has changed. He’s clearly within the day-to-day. Hopefully he’ll be ready to assemble work the following day.”
Within the next breath, on the opposite hand, McCarthy stated the Packers “create no longer in reality desire to survey the leisure [from Rodgers on Saturday] since the study room work and participation from every Aaron and DeShone [Kizer] is all section of this preparation assignment. So we’re exact going to build working thru that, and we’ll be prepared to lunge.”
“He may perhaps perhaps play without a reps,” McCarthy added. “We possess established that level a while ago in his profession. So I deem or no longer it is no reasonably just a few. You are going to admire to shuffle off the topic Saturday and possess your conception place, but right here’s the National Football League, issues happen. Guys earn sick on Saturday, too. That’s all section of our assignment the build we work the note-squad guys in and the entire lot. So we’ll be prepared for the leisure, but I know he needs to play. So we’ll survey the plot it goes.”
On Thursday, McCarthy stated it became “no layup” that Rodgers will play in opposition to the Vikings.
Kizer, 0-15 as a rookie starter last 12 months for the Browns, grew to alter into the ball over twice within the three possessions he played after Rodgers’ damage. He took your total starter’s reps in note on Wednesday and Thursday.
Rodgers stated it became pleasing to name his damage a sprain but would no longer clarify on the level or specifics of the damage. He described it as painful and sore within the times after Bears defensive finish Roy Robertson-Harris sacked him and landed on it within the 2d quarter of the season opener. Rodgers returned after missing three collection and rallied the Packers from a 20-0 deficit to a 24-23 seize, matching the largest comeback of his profession. He threw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes — a 39-yarder to Geronimo Allison, a 12-yarder to Davante Adams and the sport-good seventy five-yarder to Randall Cobb with 2:thirteen left.