Aaron Rodgers Injury: Packers QB Gives Update Before Week 2 Vs. Vikings

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The coach said the team will take it day-by-day with his MVP QB.

Due to the injury, the Packers have chose to play it safe this week with Rodgers, who was held out of practice on Wednesday so that he could rehab.

Wearing a brace could be an option, depending on how the quarterback feels later in the week.

He said that Rodgers would be given the full week to work on his fitness and rehab, and would not be rushed back into action. After all, Rodgers returned from injury on Sunday after being taken to the locker room on the front seat of a cart.

Rodgers galvanized the Packers in their win Sunday after returning from his injury, and finished the game 20-30 for 286 yards and three touchdowns to zero interceptions. He said after the game that while he had to undergo more tests, he planned on playing against Minnesota. "We'll see what tomorrow brings". He'll be in the rehab group [on Wednesday]. "He'll be given the whole week to get ready".

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy echoed his quarterback's "one day at a time" sentiment during his own press conference on Wednesday. He says Rodgers and the training staff are still taking this day by day.

Even if he doesn't practice this week, Rodgers could still play.

"I mean every practice is important", receiver Davante Adams said. He said it would be accurate to describe his injury as a sprained left knee. He also had a cleanup procedure on the knee a few years ago by the Packers team doctor.

Vikings safety Harrison Smith, fresh off an NFC North Player of the Week award, knows just how hard it is going up against Rodgers.