McCarthy OK if Rodgers plays without practicing
4:04 PM ET
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Saturday will be a big day for Aaron Rodgers.
Or it won’t.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback, who is listed as questionable, may try to practice Saturday in the team’s final workout before Sunday’s game against Minnesota, but even if he doesn’t, coach Mike McCarthy would have no trouble playing him against the Vikings.
The feeling in the Packers’ locker room is that Aaron Rodgers will try to play Sunday against the Vikings despite his ailing left knee, but the team isn’t ready to say that just yet.
McCarthy said Rodgers’ ailing left knee has improved throughout the week.
“Aaron’s getting better,” McCarthy said Friday. “He was in the meeting this morning. I would say he feels better than he did at the beginning of the week.”
Unlike most teams, the Packers don’t practice on Fridays but instead hold a light on-field session on Saturdays before a Sunday game.
“Tomorrow’s practice will be a pretty big indicator,” McCarthy said during his final media session of the week. “So we’ll see how today goes, but nothing has changed. He’s clearly in the day-to-day. Hopefully he’ll be able to do work tomorrow.”