Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings could get that much more interesting depending on the status of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Michael Cohen of The Athletic tweets the Packers listed Rodgers as questionable on the team’s official injury report for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Rodgers’ knee was injured in the second quarter of Green Bay’s Week 1 win against the Bears. The injury, which Rodgers called a sprained knee, caused to miss 14 offensive plays, but his return to action after halftime sparked a second-half rally.
Rodgers hasn’t practiced with the first-team offense, but was able to participate in other activities with the other Packers players rehabbing injuries. And it wouldn’t be unheard of if the injured quarterback skipped out on practice to rest up for game day and perform at a high level. But it is the aspect of missed practices and the uncertainty of the injury that is enough cause for pause from the Green Bay sideline.
“He could play with no reps,” said Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “We’ve established that point some time ago in his career. So I think it’s no different. You’d like to walk off the field Saturday and have your plan set, but this is the National Football League, things happen. … So we’ll be ready for anything, but I know he wants to play.”
While a cloud of uncertainty hangs over Rodgers’ status for Sunday, Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer isn’t taking any chances and is preparing as if it will be business as usual for the Packers with No. 12 under center:
#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Aaron Rodgers: “He walks on water, so I’m sure he’s going to play.”
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) September 12, 2018