GREEN BAY, Wis. – Saturday will be a great day for Aaron Rodgers.
Or it will not.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback could try to train on Saturday in the team's last training session before Sunday against Minnesota, but even if it were not, coach Mike McCarthy would have no problem playing against him the Vikings.
The feeling in the Packers' locker room is that Aaron Rodgers will try to play against the Vikings on Sunday despite his left knee but the team is not ready to say it yet.
McCarthy said that Rodgers' sick left knee has improved throughout the week.
"Aaron is improving," said McCarthy on Friday. "He was present at the meeting this morning, I would say he feels better than him at the start of the week."
Unlike most teams, Packers do not practice on Friday but have a light field session on Saturday before a Sunday game.
"Tomorrow's practice will be a fairly important indicator," McCarthy said during his average session of the week. "So we'll see how it goes today, but nothing has changed, it's clearly in everyday life, we hope it will work tomorrow."
In the next breath, however, McCarthy said that the packers "do not really need to see anything [from Rodgers on Saturday] because the work in the classroom and the participation of Aaron and DeShone [Kizer] are all part of this preparation process, so we will continue to work on this, and we "I will be ready to leave. "
" He could play without repetition, "added McCarthy." We set that point some time ago in his career, so I think it's not different: you'd like to get out of the field on Saturday and make the plan, but this is National Football League, things happen. even on Saturday, all this is part of our process where we work with the guys on the practice team and everything else, so we'll be ready for anything, but I know that he wants to play, so we'll see how it goes. "
Thursday, McCarthy said it is" no layup "that Rodgers will play against the Vikings.
Rodgers said it was right to call his wound a distortion but he did not elaborate the degree or the specifics of the wound. as painful and painful in the days after Bears' defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris fired him and landed on it in the second quarter of the season's opening, Rodgers returned after missing three sets and assembling the Packers from a deficit of 20-0 to 24-23, making the biggest return of his career coincide, he launched three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter – a 39 yard for Geronimo Allison, a 12 yards for Davante Adams and a 75-yard winning game p er Randall Cobb at 2:13 from the end.