Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Vikings expect to see Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Vikings expect to see Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers suffered a knee injury in the first week of the National Football League season, and fans are concerned that the set-back will see him miss the match against rival team Minnesota.

McCarthy said Wednesday that Rodgers would be day-to-day, but insisted the quarterback working with rehabbing players was "not a setback". But then he backed off that claim later in the week, making no promises about being on the field for the divisional matchup against the unsafe defensive team (and his first game against Minnesota since he broke his collarbone playing the Vikings last year).

McCarthy confirmed Rodgers will continue to work in the rehab group on Thursday, adding the two-time MVP quarterback is "going to try to do more today than yesterday". We probably aren't going to know for sure whether Rodgers will play or not until the weekend.

"There was a lot of adrenaline", he said, "and (it's) pretty sore the last three days".

When asked Wednesday by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel if he needed to practice to be ready to play Sunday, McCarthy was succinct: "Nope".

Maybe the biggest red flag of all is the SuperContest line handed out by the Westgate, which made the Packers +7 for this game. However, the Packers obviously don't want to tip their hand to the Vikings.

For the Vikings it's not a question of if they'll see Rodgers take the field, but how they'll prepare for him if he's hobbled at all.

Rodgers, who missed nine games last season because of the broken collarbone, recently signed a record four-year, $134 million extension with $100 million in guarantees.

The latter makes more sense if we're being honest.

Rodgers' status will be one to monitor once we get closer to Sunday's game.

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