Packers coach says it is ‘no layup’ that Aaron Rodgers will play vs. Vikings
Aaron Rodgers is trying to get healthy this week after he suffered a knee injury in Week 1, and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is not ruling out the possibility that the star quarterback will have to sit.
After he led an incredible comeback win over the Chicago Bears, Rodgers expressed no doubt that he will be available to face the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. However, he has not been able to practice this week, and McCarthy insists the 34-year-old is not a lock to play.
Aaron Rodgers won’t practice again today, and Packers’ HC Mike McCarthy said that could make for a good headline: “This is no layup,” McCarthy said of his QB decision.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2018
Rodgers has reportedly been diagnosed with a sprained knee and is dealing with some swelling. While there’s still a good chance he will play on Sunday, the Packers are not going to risk having him injure the knee further this early in the season.