Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been officially been cleared to play on Sunday, but the positive steps are hard to miss.
Rodgers returned to practice on Saturday for the first time since spraining his knee against the Bears last week. The gutsy, comeback victory over Chicago may have induced enough adrenaline to mask the pain, but that was never going to last all week.
After sitting out the past few days, the quarterback was able to participate in practice ahead of a Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Even still, Rodgers status hasn’t changed. He’ll likely be a game-time decision on Sunday.
While Green Bay will have home field advantage, the Vikings will be bringing one of the NFL’s toughest defenses to town. Minnesota had three sacks last week against San Francisco and are sure to put more pressure on an injured Rodgers in Week 2.
If Rodgers is unable to play, the Packers will turn to back up DeShone Kizer.
In limited snaps against the Bears in the season opener, Kizer was 4-for-7 passing for 55 yards and one interception.
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