Packers taking Aaron Rodgers injury 'day by day'


Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Rodgers will work with other players rehabilitating injuries, while emphasizing Rodgers did not suffer a setback to his injured knee and the signal-caller's status is consider day to day.

If the soreness keeps Rodgers out of practice for the rest of the week, that doesn't necessarily mean he won't play against the Vikings.

The Vikings are planning to face Rodgers, not backup DeShone Kizer, in what will be quarterback Kirk Cousins' first NFC North game since signing in Minnesota as a free agent in March.

The general theme from both Rodgers and coach Mike McCarthy as that they're taking the process of his rehabilitation one day at a time. "So, we'll see what tomorrow brings".

"Obviously there's the hope of playing", McCarthy said, via the team's website. He'll be in the rehab group [on Wednesday]. "We'll take it day by day and learn as we go". The 14-year veteran said he does not need to practice to play. Instead he worked with players rehabbing, which also included receiver Davante Adams.

But Rodgers insists he's ready to play despite the injury scare. There were a couple throws in which Rodgers said he got a "jolt" of pain after putting weight on his left leg.

Rodgers said after the game he would undergo more tests, though he planned to play against Minnesota.

"It's super painful, and you've just got to suck it up and play through it", Rodgers said at his locker.