"This is no layup."
That's what the Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said about the injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers . Because Rodgers came out of the dressing room for the other half and led Packers to a big return over Chicago, Rodgers is expected to fight through a damaged left knee to be in the starting line-up against Minnesota on Sunday.
However, there is no guarantee. Rodgers did not train on Wednesday and he will not train on Thursday. Instead, he will work behind closed doors in the Don Hutson Center.
" Aaron Rodgers will work in the rehab group," McCarthy said before training. "We will try to do more today than yesterday, but we'll see how it goes."
On Wednesday, Rodgers said he did not have to work this week to be ready to play the vikings on Sunday. In year 1
Rodgers will miss the team's biggest training day – and only Saturday's jogging left – his mental preparation will be enough to be enough if he is in lineup.
"You have two types of environments to prepare for gaming – you have the classroom environment and you obviously have a training environment," said McCarthy. "With him in the rehab group, he is full for the classroom and all the different meetings. Today is a very heavy day of events, so that's where his commitment is."
Speak to the reporters for about 15 minutes on Wednesday, Rodgers said "sure" when he asked if he was struggling with knee destruction.
While Rodgers was limited to being a passenger for the second half against Bears, he was extremely effective. After going 3-of-7 in 13 yards in the first half, Rodgers was a blowing 17-of-23 for 273 meters and three touchdowns in the second half.
"It's super painful and you just have to suck it and play it through," he said. "If you look at the movie back, it's a number of times I put some weight on it and it was like a jolt. It was painful. So, to be in this room you have to be mentally and physically hard. to show that I was quite physically hard. "
If Rodgers does not play, DeShone Kizer will get the start. Kizer started 15 matches as a rookie last season with Cleveland. He turned around football 28 times in these games and played a major role in his 0-15 record. He also acted miserably against Chicago too, with his first possession ending in a fumble and his second ended in a snap that was returned for a touchdown.
Undrafted rookie Tim Boyle gets some work that drives the crime, too, but this will be the Kizer show.
Meanwhile, the receiver Davante Adams will be a limited participant in training after suffering a damaged shaft against Bears. Adams just missed a snap while recording five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.