We’d be real surprised if Aaron Rodgers isn’t on the field when the Green Bay Packers face the Minnesota Vikings. That being said, Rodgers wasn’t on the practice field on Wednesday.
Rodgers stayed at Lambeau Field during practice and worked with trainers. He has termed his injury a sprained knee. He went down with it during the second quarter of the win over the Chicago Bears, but returned in the second half.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers described his injury as a “sprained knee.” He stayed inside to work with trainers while the rest of the team practiced. He echoed McCarthy by saying it’s one day at a time. However, the idea of not playing this weekend hasn’t crossed his mind.
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) September 12, 2018
Rodgers said he planned on playing this week after the win over the Bears. It appears that attitude hasn’t changed. However, the Packers obviously don’t want to tip their hand to the Vikings.
You can bet the Vikings are expecting Rodgers.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 12, 2018
Even if he doesn’t practice this week, Rodgers could still play. He said his knee is still sore, but that it’s improving every day.
IF it’s true (i wasn’t there) that the medical team gave Rodgers the go ahead for the 2nd half, “reportedly” saying that Rodgers couldn’t do anymore damage. Then it only goes to common sense that he’ll keep playing since he can’t do any more damage.
The Packers forged an improbable 1 point win against a 5 win team, at home. Let’s see what Sunday brings.
My question is, if the medical staff deemed he “couldn’t do any more damage” then wtf is wrong with his knee? A sprain by definition is a partial tear of a ligament, and obviously there are different grades of sprains of ligaments depending on the severity. If it is a partial tear, aka mild sprain, how could he not damage it further?
On the radio they took “couldn’t do any more damage” to mean, he tore something completely, like an mcl.
If that’s the case, don’t be surprised if this is all a show and a half hour before the Viking game the Packers say Rodgers is out 4-6 weeks.
I’m buying the first part of your post. But i think Rodgers is playing, This could get ugly imo.
Can’t one reporter, just one….have the sense to ask McGravy if Rodgers will need surgery on his knee at some point. Maybe someone asked and i missed it. But isn’t that thee question to ask right now, because….they know.
The packers have been oddly non specific about the injury, just “sprained knee.” Usually, you will hear which ligament was injured, like last year we specifically heard that Aaron Jones sprained his MCL. They are being about as vague as the NHL with injuries. Might as well just call it a “lower body injury.”
Assuming the worst, which is a ligament tear, can’t Rodgers play with a knee brace to prevent the leg from bending in the wrong direction? Even if possible, it could mean a very long and painful season for Rodgers, but somehow he seemed to pull it off. If it is a sprain, a brace could provide stability while the knee heals, assuming he doesn’t get another unfortunate shot to the injured leg.
I know of some soccer players that played for an entire season with torn ACLs, but those guys had exceptionally strong quads that could hold the knee in place.
I think he will play in pain, but if he’s not mobile, that takes out a chunk of what he is very, very productive at. Also, with this O-line, i think Rodgers is going to need some wheels. This is what i meant up above by this could get ugly.
The one thing that’s different from last year, is that other players don’t seem to be walking around like the season is over.