The Green Bay Packers have not one but two star players on offense with injuries this week. All of the attention this week has been on quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who returned to last Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after suffering a knee injury. Rodgers of course helped lead the team on a comeback from a 20-0 deficit, throwing three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter for a 24-23 victory.
The second of those touchdowns went to wide receiver Davante Adams, who had a 51-yard reception that set up his scoring play. On Wednesday, Adams joined Rodgers in missing practice, and he told reporters that he took a hard hit on his shoulder when being tackled on that long catch:
Rodgers’ practice status on Wednesday — he was listed as a non-participant on the official report — comes as no surprise. After all, head coach Mike McCarthy told the media before practice that Rodgers would be working with the rehab group. But Adams’ absence is a bit unexpected.
Hopefully, as Adams suggests, his absence is merely a precaution to help ensure he is fully ready for Sunday’s week two tilt with the Minnesota Vikings. Still, keep a close eye on the practice report on Thursday and the game status updates on Friday (and possibly Saturday) to see where Adams falls on those reports.
As for Rodgers, all signs still point to him playing. Perhaps the most obvious sign is that he was asked if he would give any advice to backup quarterback DeShone Kizer if #12 did indeed had to miss the game; Rodgers responded by saying that he “hadn’t thought about it.”
In other words, expect Rodgers to suit up unless something unexpected happens in the next few days.
Packers Wednesday Practice Report
Did Not Participate: WR Davante Adams (shoulder), S Josh Jones (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee)
Limited Participation: ILB Oren Burks (shoulder)
Vikings Wednesday Practice Report
Limited Participation: C Pat Elflein (ankle/shoulder)
Full Participation: CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle), RB Roc Thomas (ankle), CB Trae Waynes (ankle)