McCarthy: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to get week to get ready

"Yeah, he walks on water, so I'm pretty sure he'll play", he said. While he did not say that means Rodgers is in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, he sounded less certain than the quarterback.

Even if he doesn't practice this week, Rodgers could still play.

Rodgers won't practice again on Thursday but will try to do more in the rehab portion of his work than he did on Wednesday, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

"He's always responded, puts a lot of extra time in", McCarthy said.

Aaron Rodgers called his injury a "sprained knee". "We went with the option of less likely to play", Sherman said in an email.

Rodgers galvanized the Packers in their win Sunday after returning from his injury, and finished the game 20-30 for 286 yards and three touchdowns to zero interceptions.

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.

Talking to reporters after Wednesday's practice, Kizer agreed a week like this is valuable for his development as a 22-year-old quarterback and said he'll be prepared for whatever role awaits him against the Vikings. He said feel "a little better every day".

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. "But. two days is not going to make or break whether (we have) success, whether it's me and DeShone, me and Aaron, whoever it may be".

Vikings safety Harrison Smith, fresh off an NFC North Player of the Week award, knows just how hard it is going up against Rodgers.

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

  • Steve Townsend