It looks like there won’t be much action by Aaron Rodgers in practice this week as the Green Bay Packers prepare for the Washington Redskins.
Rodgers only practiced on Saturday last week because of his sprained knee. After the tie with the Minnesota Vikings, he said he would keep rehabbing.
“I’m pretty sore right now. I’m sore in some other spots too, so that’s kind of taking away from the knee pain. Got kind of punched in the eye on the early sack. I took a couple shots, but I feel good about my rehab this week.”
Rodgers played on Sunday with a bulky knee brace.
We know his knee isn’t any worse off after taking four sacks and getting hit nine times against the Vikings. Coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers is “obviously sore, but that’s to be expected. But he’s a warrior, what he gave us yesterday was outstanding. I don’t have a read on whether he’s better this week than last week.”
Rodgers threw for 281 yards, but only tossed one touchdown on Sunday. A holding penalty on Lane Taylor wiped out what would have been a second touchdown to Jimmy Graham. The Packers were a terrible one-for-five in the red zone.
Rodgers operated largely from the pocket against the Vikings, although he did have one scramble for seven yards. The run picked up a first down.