Aaron Rodgers “got done what he needed to get done” on Wednesday

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The Packers didn’t have quarterback Aaron Rodgers at practice for a full session on Wednesday, but they had him long enough for coach Mike McCarthy to feel positive about his quarterback’s condition.

Rodgers injured his calf against the Buccaneers last weekend, forcing the Packers to change their offensive plan because of the limits that the injury placed on Rodgers’s mobility. Rodgers is still getting treatment, but McCarthy sounded like all was well when Rodgers was on the field with his teammates.

“Aaron’s plan today, he did all the pre-practice work and no-huddle, and then we had a segment he was able to get some rehab done,” McCarthy said, via the team’s website. “Then he went back outside for the team [11-on-11] stuff. He got done what he needed to get done today. He’s getting better. He threw the ball around.”

With a division title on the line, it would take a pretty serious injury for Rodgers to miss Sunday’s game against the Lions. There’s no sign that this calf issue is that kind of injury, which is great news for the Packers’ chances of a fourth straight NFC North crown.

37 responses to “Aaron Rodgers “got done what he needed to get done” on Wednesday

  1. Rodgers will be fine. He’ll be in top form this weekend and throughout the playoffs.

    An unprecedented 14th NFL Championship is looming just over the horizon for the legendary Green Bay Packers franchise.

  2. Rodgers constantly comes up small in big games. He needs to trust himself and take some shots while the chips are down. The only way the Packers reach the SB is if they can avoid Seattle. And yes, I’m a Packer fan…..just an objective one.

  3. I’m sure the cheeseheads will be one and done in about a week and a half.that defense couldn’t stop any oversized packer fan who ran on the field.but atleast you can cheer for the little things in greenbay like how many Darren sharper jerseys you can buy.SKOL

  4. The past four weeks,Teddy Bridgewater has hit 65.4 percent of his throws of at least 10 yards, which is the highest completion percentage in the league over that stretch. His completion percentage when throwing at least 15 yards also leads the league, and it’s even more impressive — 76.5 percent. And 20-plus yards? Bridgewater’s completion percentage is tops in the league there too — he’s gone 6-for-9 on such throws for 190 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

    Vikings are coming on.Zimmer WILL make the D top 3. Your reign in the North is coming to an end. Better make the best of this season …….Merry Christmas!

  5. Now that the Leos have a legit coaching staff, an upset is quite possible. About the Lambeau curse, remember that defense travels well. Go Lions!

  6. vargavarga says:
    Dec 24, 2014 3:14 PM
    Rodgers constantly comes up small in big games. He needs to trust himself and take some shots while the chips are down. The only way the Packers reach the SB is if they can avoid Seattle. And yes, I’m a Packer fan…..just an objective one.
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    So Super Bowl MVP Rodgers comes up small in big games? He isn’t perfect, but no one is.

    Last year coming off an injury he helps make a great play to win the game, vs Chicago to get his team into the playoffs.

    He has thrown for almost 2500, yards, 19 TDs and 5 INTs in the playoffs. So I will disagree

  7. Earth to packer fans, to play in a super bowl you actually have to win a playoff game. Uhm you expecting farve back?

    Did you forget Rodgers has more Super Bowl rings than the Vikings have in their history?

  8. How in the heck do you all find it within yourselves to rip the great Pack when your team is so sadly pathetic? Six words for Viking fans: No Super Bowl championships for you!

  9. ariani1985 says:
    Dec 24, 2014 3:57 PM

    Uhm you expecting farve back?

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    Favre is the only Vikings QB to win a playoff game since the 2005 season.

    There may be a team that misses Favre, but it isn’t GB. Possibly the Jets.

  10. Aaron Rodgers has as many playoff wins in the last 4 years…….

    …….As the Minnesota Vikings have in the last 16 seasons. (And of course, you can make that 17, since they clearly aren’t getting one this year.)

    SkLOL.

  11. pervyspankspackfans says:
    The past four weeks,Teddy Bridgewater has hit 65.4 percent of his throws of at least 10 yards, which is the highest completion percentage in the league over that stretch. His completion percentage when throwing at least 15 yards also leads the league, and it’s even more impressive — 76.5 percent. And 20-plus yards? Bridgewater’s completion percentage is tops in the league there too — he’s gone 6-for-9 on such throws for 190 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
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    Robert Griffin III had a far better rookie season than Bridgewater. Now he’s putting himself on the short list of the biggest quarterback draft busts in NFL history.

    Soon, Teddy Bridgewater will be on that list as well.

  12. Factory of meaningless, mediocre, no life queenies that have to fill comment sections of winning, relevant teams articles to try to make themselves feel better about the sorry sorry existence they lead.

  13. The guys had one injury since 2008 and its inevitable he will get knocked out of the game? I agree he may not finish the game, but it will be due to a 28 pt lead, not injury.

  14. vargavarga says:
    Dec 24, 2014 3:14 PM
    Rodgers constantly comes up small in big games. He needs to trust himself and take some shots while the chips are down. The only way the Packers reach the SB is if they can avoid Seattle. And yes, I’m a Packer fan…..just an objective one.
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    Shame you were probably too busy wearing a purple Favre jersey when Aaron was busy completing pinpoint passes in Superbowl 45…. smh, fairweather bandwagoner.

  15. Vikings are coming on.Zimmer WILL make the D top 3. Your reign in the North is coming to an end. Better make the best of this season …….Merry Christmas!
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    Soon to be 8 of the 12 years the NFC North has existed, not a bad run. I don’t doubt their reign will come to an end eventually, but I just don’t see it coming any time soon – especially since Rodgers, McCarthy, and Thompson all signed new contracts in the past 16 months.

    That being said, I hope the Vikings eventually get a competitive team together. As much as there are a few incorrigible trolls, the majority of their fan base deserves better. And it would be nice to see the rivalry redevelop because of competitive football games, not classless behaviour on behalf of the fans (from both teams).

  16. As A lifelong Lions fan and season ticket holder for a decade – I know what to expect from this game Sunday. It will be hard fought, hopefully close. While I certainly don’t expect my Lions to win, our Defense hopefully shows up big. The only sure way to stop Rodgers is to keep him off the field, that is where I am afraid our offense will fail us. That said, my main goal is for both teams to come out of the game healthy, both will need it come playoffs.

    I am hoping for a good clean game. This is a good step forward for my Lions, put themselves in a position to have a chance at winning the division on their own, without hoping for mid fortune to their rival. You want to be the best, you have to go beat the best and take it.
    I still think the Packers are the best team in the NFC. So if the Lions want to take the next step, this is their chance to take the opportunity.

    I respect the Packers. Class organization all around. See ya Sunday!

    P.S. you would think the Vikings were playing this game reading these comments. Just let packers and lions enjoy this one guys.

  17. Packers 6th straight playoffs as the queens sit home all bitter and butthurt like their fans. How glorious to be a fan of a winning and storied franchise like the Packers. 13 titles and counting, excellence personified.

  18. Shame you were probably too busy wearing a purple Favre jersey when Aaron was busy completing pinpoint passes in Superbowl 45…. smh, fairweather bandwagoner.
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    Not a band wagoner….and I hated Favre playing for Minn.

    Why is it impossible for most Packer fans to be objective?

    The SB??? You mean that SB where the Packers won on the backs of their defense? Collins pick-six, and Pickett/Matthews forced fumble. Without those plays, the Packers loose.

    ANY objective Packer fans knows 4 of the last 5 weeks the offense has played like absolute garbage.

  19. In the spirit of Christmas and trying to find a common ground with you Viking posters:

    Viking fans are happy they think they found a franchise QB with Bridgewater.

    Packer fans are happy the Vikings think they found a franchise QB with Bridgewater. But we’re happier for our current QB

  20. Are you guys going to report about Aaron Rodgers’ Christmas gifts to his offensive line and back up QBs?

    One of his back up OLinemen tweeted a thank you and it’s on the front page on NFL.com right now. ESPN is covering the story too.

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