The Green Bay Packers aren’t pushing quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
For the second week in a row, Rodgers and his injured knee will practice only on Saturday.
“That’s the goal,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s done a ton of work with the strength staff and the training staff. Hopefully he’ll get out there tomorrow and have similar work [to last Saturday] and we roll right into the game.”
There doesn’t appear to be any chance that Rodgers won’t play against Washington on Sunday. However, he has said he’s concerned that the injury could get worse.
Rodgers was sacked four times and hit nine more times against the Vikings last Sunday. Minnesota has a great defense, but Washington actually leads the league in total defense thus far. Washington has six sacks on the season. The Vikings have five and obviously we know where four of those came from.
The Packers’ offensive line will need to play better against Washington than they did against Minnesota if Rodgers is going to stay healthy and the Packers are going to win. Offensive line play may be the biggest key to the game for the Packers.
Rodgers threw for 281 yards against the Vikings while wearing a knee brace. However, he had only one touchdown, as the Packers went one-for-five in the red zone.