Packers QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a setback to his injured knee last weekend.
“Yeah, kind of a setback last week, the beginning of the week,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com. “Got to be in the rehab group again today, got a lot of good work in with [assistant trainer] Nate [Weir] and just hoping I get back out there tomorrow and have a feel-good Friday and a practice [Sunday] and be good to go — hopefully back to where I was in Detroit.”
Rodgers was wearing a smaller, lighter brace against the Lions, but it’s now possible he may go back to the larger brace that he wore earlier in the year.
“I hope not,” Rodgers said. “The goal would be to wear the same brace I wore last week, but I have a lot of faith in our training staff and we’re going to [use] the brace we feel is most safe and allowing me to do exactly what I’m able to do on Monday.”
Based on video of the injury, David Chao says there’s evidence that Rodgers suffered an MCL injury.
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- Former second-round S Josh Jones expressed frustration with not playing: “That’s what I’m here for: You ain’t going to [draft] a player in the second round to not contribute to the team. I mean, am I right or am I wrong? Everybody plays this game for different reasons. Some guys play this game because of what comes with it and what they can get out of it. Some guys, they enjoy just getting a check every two weeks. They’re OK with just being mediocre and not improving and just being one of the guys on the team. Me? I want to work for what I get. I don’t just want to get a check and feel like I didn’t do nothing for it. Especially when you know you can be out there, you can contribute to the team. That’s what hurts the most. It’s tough, trust me. It’s real tough.” (ESPN)
- Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) said of possibly returning for Monday’s game against the 49ers: “Just hoping to continue to make progress. We’ll see on Sunday what that means when we get there. It’s a daily process for me right now.” (Rob Demovsky)
- McCarthy said that they continue to start Byron Bell at right guard this week: “He has a lot of experience. He’s comfortable and I like the job that he has done.” (Tom Silverstein)