The Packers’ scored a victory Sunday night, but not without a hitch.
The team’s star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, sustained a knee injury. One which he said has been “pretty sore the last three days.”
Rodgers was held out of practice Wednesday, but the Packers aren’t excluding him from Sunday’s game against the Vikings, yet.
“I want to play obviously,” Rodgers said Wednesday according to ESPN. “You’re just taking it one day at a time. See how it feels tomorrow and see how it feels Friday, Saturday and then hopefully ready to go Sunday.”
Neither the Packers nor Rodgers specifically expressed the injured ligament. But it sounds pretty unlikely that he will sit out. The mere fact that Green Bay plays Minnesota creates a sense of urgency to get the star back on the field. Even if it’s still early in the season. The rivals are favorites to win the NFC North this season.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer sounds confident the MVP will return Sunday.
#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
Rodgers’ injured left knee is nothing new. He’s experienced many obstacles with the same injury, undergone surgery and reworked his throwing mechanics because of it. Basically, Rodgers doesn’t seem too concerned about missing much time with this particular trauma.
“But yeah, obviously you want to be out there,” Rodgers said according to ESPN. “I wasn’t very mobile there in the second half at all. Played like that, unfortunately, a few times in my career. Hopefully I’ll be able to be back out there.”
While it’s not ideal for the Packers’ quarterback to miss a week of practice, it’s likely he’ll still start Sunday.
After Sunday’s 24-23 comeback win, — from a 20-0 deficit while Rodgers played injured — it’s clear that anything is possible.