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.