Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers practiced Saturday for the first time since spraining his left knee in the season opener, providing a positive sign that he will be able to play Sunday at home against the Minnesota Vikings.
Rodgers, who was listed as questionable on Friday, participated for about one hour in a light on-field session Saturday.
The team will re-evaluate his injury Sunday morning and make a decision on whether he can play, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Inactives are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
On Friday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he would have no problem playing Rodgers against the Vikings even if he did not practice all week.
“He could play with no reps,” McCarthy said. “We’ve established that point some time ago in his career.”
Rodgers left the Week 1 game against Chicago in the second quarter after a Bears defender fell on his left leg. He returned in the second half and rallied the Packers from a 20-0 deficit to a 24-23 win.
–Field Level Media