Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has no new information to offer on Aaron Rodgers’ knee injury, but avoided saying Rodgers was cleared to go for Sunday’s divisional matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in week two.
“We’re still collecting information,” McCarthy told reporters during his Monday news conference. “I know Aaron wants to play and is driven to play, but that’s all I have for right now.”
Though reporters repeatedly gave him opportunities to elaborate, but McCarthy declined, saying only the team was still gathering information.
Rodgers injured his knee during the second quarter of what turned out to be a dramatic victory over the Chicago Bears Sunday night, though when he left the game was at best very much in doubt.
The Packers’ offense was ineffective with Rodgers in the game, and when he left the wheels fell off completely. Backup DeShone Kizer gift wrapped two turnovers for Khalil Mack, the second of which resulted in a touchdown for the All-Pro linebacker, extending the Bears’ lead to 17-0. Of course, Rodgers returned for the second half and led perhaps the most remarkable comeback in franchise history, knee injury notwithstanding.
Rodgers said both on the field and in his post-game news conference he plans to be on the field for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Stay tuned for further updates throughout this week.