Aaron Rodgers isn’t guaranteed to play Sunday in a key early-season NFC North matchup, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday morning.
“This is no layup,” McCarthy said. “That’s why it’s a day-to-day situation.”
Rodgers did not practice on Thursday.
Green Bay (1-0) will host Minnesota (1-0) at Lambeau Field. Rodgers injured his left knee in the season opener against Chicago but returned to lead the Packers to a come-from-behind victory.
Rodgers has gone through off-field preparations as usual, but backups DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle have taken the practice snaps.
“You’ve got two types of environments to prepare you for games — you’ve got the classroom environment and you have obviously the practice environment,” McCarthy said. “So with him in the rehab group, he’s full bore ahead in the classroom and all the different meetings. Today’s a very heavy situational day, so that’s where his involvement is.”
Rodgers only would say Wednesday that he had a “sprained” knee. He was carted to the locker room on Sunday in the first half but returned in the second half to help the Packers turn a 20-0 deficit into a 24-23 win over Chicago.
The Vikings expect to see No. 12 on the field on Sunday.
“He walks on water,” coach Mike Zimmer told reporters on Wednesday. “So I’m sure he’s going to play.”
–Field Level Media