When asked about Aaron Rodgers‘ status for Week 2 after suffering a knee injury on Sunday, Packers HC Mike McCarthy said they’re gathering information at this time.
“We’re still collecting all the information on his specific situation,” McCarthy said, per Rob Demovsky. “I know Aaron wants to play and is always driven to play but that’s all I have right now.”
McCarthy added that they expect to know Rodgers’ status well in advance of Sunday’s game unlikely in 2008 when they found out he’d play the morning of the game.
“I don’t think it will be like that,” McCarthy said, per Rob Demovsky. “(Rodgers and Dr. Pat McKenzie) will go through their process and the decision will be made.”
Ian Rapoport reports that it’s still too early to tell if Rodgers will play against the Vikings, as the Packers plan to monitor his knee to see if the swelling goes down and how it responds overall.
Rodgers said after Sunday’s win over the Bears that he plans to suit up this week, but the Packers’ medical staff is notoriously conservative with injuries, so this is something to monitor in the coming days.
Former NFL physician David Chao believes Rodgers is dealing with an MCL sprain based on video of the injury and his physical limitations upon returning to Sunday’s game.
Rodgers, 34, is a former first-round pick of the Packers back in 2005. He was entering in the sixth year of his seven-year, $130.75 million contract when he agreed to a brand new four-year, $134 million extension that includes over $100 million guaranteed.
In 2017, Rodgers appeared in seven games for the Packers and thrown for 1,675 yards while completing 64.7 percent of his passes to go along with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has also rushed for 126 yards. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 11 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.