While the feeling in the Green Bay Packers locker room is that Aaron Rodgers will try to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings despite his ailing left knee, the team isn't ready to say that just yet.
McCarthy said Wednesday that Rodgers would be day-to-day, but insisted the quarterback working with rehabbing players was "not a setback".
As far as Mike Zimmer is concerned, there is no way Rodgers is missing Sunday's divisional matchup. "But we'll see how that goes", McCarthy said. If he can't go, the Packers would turn to backup DeShone Kizer, who accounted for two turnovers after coming in when Rodgers got hurt in the second quarter last week against the Bears.
You can bet the Vikings are expecting Rodgers.
Rodgers said, immediately following the game, that he was definitely going to play against Minnesota. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears. Rodgers has reportedly not thought about not playing.
"I mean every practice is important", receiver Davante Adams said. There were a couple throws in which Rodgers said he got a "jolt" of pain after putting weight on his left leg.
Rodgers said Wednesday that he would have no issue playing Sunday without any practice reps this week.
"We're taking things day by day". Even if Rodgers played, holding the Vikings at a pick wouldn't be that big a problem - they could still win the game. S Josh Jones (ankle) missed practice, while rookie LB Oren Burks (shoulder) was limited.