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Aaron Rodgers Dealing With “Slight” Calf Tear In Addition To Calf Strain

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers‘ significantly strained calf muscle also has a “slight” tear in it.

Rodgers is still expected to play against the Cowboys in Sunday’s playoff game, but there appears to be some concern about how healthy will be at kickoff.

“There’s no question he will play, but there’s also no question he will not be 100 percent,” said one doctor familiar with the injury tells Schefter. “The question is whether he’ll be 95 percent or 50 percent.”

According to the report, Green Bay is “aggressively treating the injury” right now.

Rodgers missed Wednesday’s practice and was not present at the early portion for Thursday’s session. However, he is expected to take part in the team’s drill session.

Earlier in the week, Rodgers made he clear he’s playing this weekend, but added that it’s just a matter of how healthy he’ll be.

During the team’s Week 17 game against the Lions, Rodgers was able to finish the game and play at a pretty high level, but calf issues tend to linger, so it hard to say how effective he’ll be against the Cowboys.

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