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Report: Aaron Rodgers dealing with knee sprain, swelling

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers had no doubts about his availability for Week 2 following a comeback win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night, but it does not sound like he is a lock to play.

On Wednesday, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Rodgers was working with a rehab group rather than practicing. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, that is because Rodgers has been diagnosed with a knee sprain and is dealing with some swelling.

Rodgers was carted into the locker room after a defender landed on his knee in the first half against Chicago, and the injury looked quite painful. If it were anything serious, the team would not have risked letting him go back into the game. He also managed to throw three touchdown passes in the second half en route to erasing a 20-point deficit, so that’s a positive sign.

While he probably won’t put in much practice time before Sunday’s game, we know how Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer feels about the chances of Rodgers sitting out. Unless there’s a risk of injuring his knee further, expect to see Rodgers on the field.


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