Packers QB Aaron Rodgers admits ‘small possibility’ he doesn’t play vs. Seahawks

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is hopeful he will return from the COVID-19 reserve list and play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, but he also admitted Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show” there’s a chance he won’t play because of medical hurdles he still needs to clear before returning to the field.

“I think there’s a possibility (of not playing), but a small possibility,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers missed Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs while on the reserve list. He tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, meaning the first day he is eligible to return is Saturday.

“There will be some sort of clearance that needs to happen on Saturday, yeah,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers said he’ll need to prove his body is ready for “physical exertion” coming off of COVID-19.

“Hopefully, I’ll feel great on Saturday, go through the walkthrough and be ready to roll,” Rodgers said.

He said he has done some walking and yoga while in quarantine. He is expecting to ramp up the physical activity soon to get ready for his return. The Packers will include him virtually while putting in the game plan this week.

Rodgers said he feels “really good.” He does not need to test negative to return but must be asymptomatic.

“As far as I know, once 10 days are up, Saturday I can go into the facility, and then I can play after that,” Rodgers said.

If Rodgers isn’t ready for whatever reason, the Packers would start Jordan Love for the second straight week. The Seahawks are expecting to return Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson from injured reserve on Sunday.

Rodgers said he’s not nervous but “excited” to get back to his teammates.

Rodgers won’t practice throughout the week, giving Love more first-team reps. Coach Matt LaFleur said Sunday that Rodgers would start if he’s cleared.

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