No Thursday practice for Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy had hoped quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be able to do more Thursday than he did Wednesday, despite a knee injury. Officially, Rodgers did the same on both days: Nothing.

According to the official injury report, Rodgers did not practice on Thursday. He also didn’t practice Wednesday. This doesn’t mean Rodgers did nothing; rehab efforts and other drills count as activity, but not as practice.

Rodgers said Wednesday that he doesn’t need to practice to play. (He also doesn’t need two healthy legs to play really, really well.) Also missing practice on Thursday, for the second straight day, was receiver Davante Adams, who has a shoulder injury.

Despite the dozens of NFL insiders who are constantly scouring for information, no one has been able to root out the specific diagnosis and prognosis for Rodgers. Which knee ligament is sprained? What degree is the sprain?

We’ll see if anyone can shake that information out of the trees. If James Jones doesn’t have it, however, no one will.

59 responses to “No Thursday practice for Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams

  1. It was pretty obviously an MCL sprain based on video and analysis. It’s also a lock that he plays Sunday. Mark it down. It’s also likely that GB operates exclusively from shotgun or pistol formations with a quick-hit passing gameplan. While he’s indeed missing team practice for rehab work, the uncertain talk is just a smokescreen.

  2. Difficult to post here for Packer fans with all the Vikings fans getting alerts on their phones whenever a new story posts and then Mike Florio censoring negative posts against the Vikings, that’s fake news Mike it’s the same thing the failing networks do when it comes to the news , NBC is a big part of fake news so I doubt this post will make it but someone will read it and delete it . We know what your doing.

  3. All you have to do is look at the Packers schedule to know what is happening. His injury is probably worse than they are saying. But they have four straight games after this week that they could maybe win with a backup. Then things get harder for them. He will try and get thru this game, then next week they will say he made it a bit worse and let him sit for a couple of weeks.

  4. Whether he does or doesnt play, his stubborness of wanting to gash defenses instead og getting rid of the ball quick to playmakers contributed to the slow start.

    Adams and Cobb are great at running after the catch, let them do it.

  5. Davante Adams actually was a “limited” participant in practice. The article above currently states that he missed practice, which is inaccurate.

  6. There IS no injury which is why NONE have been actually reported. his knee was banged, Aaron Rodgers is a wimp with ZERO tolerance for pain. they spent half an hour in the locker room trying to find some kind of injury and didn’t. Any other NFL QB would’ve missed one drive at the most and it would’ve been a dead issue …

  7. With all due respect to Rodgers, I don’t think he’s going to find it as easy to hit those short passes for big games against the Vikings as against the Bears. The Vikings will bring pressure from four linemen, so when Rodgers gets rid of the ball the receiver will be tackled immediately. It will be very frustrating watching them move the ball down the field 5 to 10 yards at a time, but long drives result in mistakes. Just don’t allow the big play like the Bears did and they should win. A wildcard in the whole thing is whether Trae Waynes will be playing. He missed most of the game Sunday and there were too many guys running open as a result.

  8. Pack escaped disaster by beating the Bears. If they were smart Arodg would take the week off. One division loss isn’t going to wreck the season. Play it smart its a long season.

  9. baddegg says:
    September 13, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    It would be funny if Kizer got the start and the Packers won. He is being disrespected so much by the Vikings and their fans.
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    …and everyone else who ever saw him play. Even Packer fans know that Kizer isn’t going to win the game, although they have a glimmer of hope because they watched him dominate their team last year.

  10. Da Bears might have lost the battle, but it looks like they won the physical war. It could help them all season.

  11. Rodgers doesn’t play. They are not going to risk him against a great Vikings defense. Especially since they got lucky against the bears. Seriously run the damn ball….

  12. Davante Adams practiced today on a limited basis.

    Davante Adams when asked how his shoulder is:

    “Feels great. I felt great today at practice”

    And when McCarthy said Aaron would “do more today” he was talking about the rehab group. Which includes doing stuff in the indoor practice facility. To report he didn’t do more today is false.

  13. All-American Voltron says:
    September 13, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    There IS no injury which is why NONE have been actually reported. his knee was banged, Aaron Rodgers is a wimp with ZERO tolerance for pain. they spent half an hour in the locker room trying to find some kind of injury and didn’t. Any other NFL QB would’ve missed one drive at the most and it would’ve been a dead issue …
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    It’s true- All-American Voltron has a rare mental link with all NFL quarterbacks that permits him to feel the pain that they are feeling and understand their individual pain tolerances. This ability also allows him to see into all NFL locker rooms and hear what is going on, so when he says these things, make sure your paying attention because you can take it to the bank!

  14. 2 guys taking up over 44% of the packers cap space! Brilliant!
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    Rodgers cap # is $20.9 and Adams Cap # is $10.5 Total Cap liabilities for 2018 is $177 Million. Do the math.

  15. Sorry to ruin the “surprise”, but Rodgers and Adams will be officially listed as “Questionable” on Friday, and will be a game-time decision Sunday. Both will play, well, and GB will win a close one at home.

  16. Did anyone see anything during the Vikings game that makes them think the Vikings have improved on offense?

    I sure didn’t.

    If anything it looked like they’ve regressed quite a bit.

  17. While I was impressed with Rodgers clout in their last game, he should have been intercepted and game over a play or two before he tossed it to Cobb and took all the credit for his run after catch.

  18. He better hope he can run, because if he can’t or won’t, he is gonna get pulverized. The only way the cheese OL can contain our front 4 is if they do their typical holding and don’t get called.

  19. If he plays he’ll definitely walks on water for sure. Zim will make him regret not being out there. My guess is he starts but ended up getting hurt, possibly out for season and replaced by Kizer and throws 4 puke int. lol

  20. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 13, 2018 at 5:23 pm
    Thirty eight to seven.
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    Actually the last time Kirk Cousins saw your defense it was 42-24. But I don’t see the Packers getting to 24 points this time.

  21. How about 2011 packers vs seahawks championship 36-16 seahawks? how you like that? And that panties were 15-1 record who choke big in that game? lol

  22. Here’s what will happen, Rodgers will get pissed, like he does when things dont go his way.He can bail out citing injury if he’s not playing well. This whole injury thing is a smokescreen, sure Zim knows that.

    If you can’t step into your throws, which would be about 85 – 90 % of your body weight.Arm strength may beat the Bears but it won’t beat the Vikes.

    Alot is riding on the line if McCarthy decides to play Rodgers. You’re risking the whole season for one game.McCarthy isn’t the smartest man but I dont think he would be stupid enough to play him do you?

  23. Mr. Darkness is on his knees praying that Aaron doesn’t play.

    You don’t care what is better or worse for the Packers long term fool. Who are you trying to lie to?

    There is only ONE REASON you keep saying the Packers shouldn’t start Aaron Rodgers in this game.

    Aaron Rodgers puts the fear of god in you.

  24. conormacleod says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Packers will just have to run more. Who is their RB? Any of them. I honestly don’t know.

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    I think they’re giving Crosby a shot. The Packer RB merry-go-round is in high gear.

  25. Aaron Rodgers won an MVP on a bad leg in 2014. Talk (rather…type) all you want Vikie fans…he’ll be lining up Sunday – as much as you wish it weren’t so.

    Your guys could barely a 9ers team that kept giving it away … look no further than your own backyard dweebs.

  26. marvin 1958, no wonder you’re still in the time 1958. Look at your lowly packers against the Bears before you say about Vikings. Down 20 to nothing until 2nd half and Erin threw int which should’ve been picked off to seal the game. lol

  27. Zim says they are going to play the Packers receivers tight and prevent the inside slants. I agree you are going to see a lot of shotgun from the offence. All it’s gonna take is one LEGAL hit and he’s out!

  28. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    September 13, 2018 at 6:23 pm
    He better hope he can run, because if he can’t or won’t, he is gonna get pulverized.
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    He can’t run. He will be in the shotgun like Sunday night.
    However, I will never count Rodgers out. While he is overrated by the media, he has the ability to pull it off.

  29. marvin1958 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    Aaron Rodgers won an MVP on a bad leg in 2014. Talk (rather…type) all you want Vikie fans…he’ll be lining up Sunday – as much as you wish it weren’t so.

    Your guys could barely a 9ers team that kept giving it away … look no further than your own backyard dweebs.
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    Dude a calf injury is a heck of a lot different than knee.Dunno why some of you Packer fans think us Vikings fans are scared or the Vikings defense is scared when the Vikings have beat Rodgers when he’s healthy.But I know what it is.

    Redemption, not only for fans but for Rodgers as well. Cuz those mean Vikings broke Aaron’s collarbone and ruined our season and our Super Bowl run.

    So blinded by redemption and payback are the Packers and their fans that common sense is not prevailing but more of a mob mentality. Play him but if he gets hurt further, your season will be over at the end of week two. If Rodgers has mobility and is 100%, play him.Sometimes the athlete has too much heart and needs to be saved from himself.

  30. James Jones told me Rodgers told him he’s ready to kick some ass and remind the Vikings and their fans it takes more than one lucky lead-up followed by a humiliating and failed NFCCG………..to prove you’re any good. Especially; when you have an all-new offensive rebuild beginning with the most important position on the team, and especially; when you have a load of starry-eyed newbies overly confident that Lambeau “can’t be any worse than Florida State. It was loud there too.”

    Should be a good one.

  31. Sunday will be the 116th meeting between the Packers and Vikings.

    The Packers lead the all time series..

    60-53-2

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTownUSA

    #GoPackGo!

  32. So blinded by redemption and payback are the Packers and their fans that common sense is not prevailing but more of a mob mentality. Play him but if he gets hurt further, your season will be over at the end of week two. If Rodgers has mobility and is 100%, play him.Sometimes the athlete has too much heart and needs to be saved from himself.
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    He says its a sprain. Playing won’t make that worse. Sore, sure, but not drastically worse.

    If its ligament damage (IF!) at what point will he be 100%, without surgery? I would prefer they shut him down IF that’s the case. But a big part of me would like to see him play through it just to shut you goons up, and crush the ignorant theories that he isn’t tough.

  33. McCarthy picking a running back is like when he has to pick what to eat at a buffet- a little bit of everything and who knows what first
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    Meh.. its like watching the blind squirrel, hoping he finds an acorn at some point.

  34. aarons444 says:
    September 14, 2018 at 9:36 am
    So blinded by redemption and payback are the Packers and their fans that common sense is not prevailing but more of a mob mentality. Play him but if he gets hurt further, your season will be over at the end of week two. If Rodgers has mobility and is 100%, play him.Sometimes the athlete has too much heart and needs to be saved from himself.
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    He says its a sprain. Playing won’t make that worse. Sore, sure, but not drastically worse.

    If its ligament damage (IF!) at what point will he be 100%, without surgery? I would prefer they shut him down IF that’s the case. But a big part of me would like to see him play through it just to shut you goons up, and crush the ignorant theories that he isn’t tough.

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    Obviously he is going to tell the media is just a sprain.

    “But a big part of me would like to see him play through it just to shut you goons up, and crush the ignorant theories that he isn’t tough.”

    Again the vindication factor is clouding judgement, never said he wasn’t tough. However, that was Favre’s legacy and maybe he is trying live up to that. Its a big risk in only week two of the season. Sure he can’t hurt it any further but can he protect himself or he gets another injury because of his lack of mobility. Level of suckability for you Packers fans would be of epic proportions. Or it could just be a rouse to lull the Vikings defense who knows. If the injury does not make him as mobile, the coaching staff should shut him down and let the sprain heal. Unfortunately ankle, knee any type of sprain usually stick with the player all season, its never fully healed until the off season. I’d hate to be the Packer’s coaching staff right now because ultimately it’s their decision. A decision that could make or break the season.

    A non-healthy Rodgers doesn’t give the team a very good chance of winning and the Vikings Defense is not the Bears defense. If the Packers D was better at holding opponents I’d try Rodgers, but Packers cannot afford to get in a shoot out again until Rodgers is healthy.

  35. I feel like this could be a season turning point for the Packers. You play Rodgers, because he does give you the best chance to win, but you put it on that young d to keep the pressure off him. They pull out the big win with a low scoring game, the d gains confidence, you can rest Rodgers for a few weeks, and go into the second half flying high.

    If Rodgers gets Hertz, the season is over

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