It looks to be another 36-plus hours before we learn whether Aaron Rodgers will take the field for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Indeed, it will likely come down to 90 minutes before game time, when the inactive players are announced, to know for sure if the quarterback will start against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Packers listed Rodgers as questionable on this week’s injury report, which comes as no surprise to those following the saga of his injury this week. Rodgers, who suffered a sprained left knee on a hit in the second quarter of last Sunday’s game against the Bears, has not practiced all week. However, he will get one more chance to do so on Saturday, when the team goes through its final walkthrough for the Vikings game.
That being said, both Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy have said that he does not need to practice to be considered ready to play, so it really comes down to how that left knee feels on Sunday morning.
Joining Rodgers on the injury report with questionable designations are his favorite target, wide receiver Davante Adams, and rookie linebacker Oren Burks. Both of those two players are dealing with shoulder injuries, Adams suffering his on a 51-yard reception against the Bears and Burks having done something to his in warmups before the Packers’ third preseason game.
For the Vikings, center Pat Elflein has been ruled out after practicing in a limited fashion all week, ensuring that Brett Jones will start in the middle of the line instead. Had Elflein returned, he would have been a welcome sight against the Packers’ formidable defensive line, with budding star Kenny Clark manning the nose tackle position.
Here are the full reports for Friday.
Packers Week 2 Injury Report
S Josh Jones (ankle)
WR Davante Adams (shoulder), ILB Oren Burks (shoulder), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee)
Vikings Week 2 Injury Report
C Pat Elflein (ankle/shoulder)