Aaron Rodgers expected to play against Redskins
Aaron Rodgers has missed practice all week with a knee injury that by all indications is not close to fully healed, but it does not sound like he is in danger of missing Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday that the team is planning for Rodgers to get on the practice field Saturday. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the expectation is that the two-time NFL MVP will play.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) is listed as questionable, but he is expected to practice on Saturday. Barring a setback, he should be good to go.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2018
Even though Rodgers has been able to play through the injury, it is still somewhat of a concern. The Packers are clearly trying to manage the injury to make sure it doesn’t get worse, and even Rodgers didn’t sound overly optimistic about the sprain when discussing it recently.
Despite likely playing through some pain, Rodgers completed 30-of-42 passes for 281 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions against the Minnesota Vikings last weekend. The game ended in a tie.