Packers' Rodgers practices, but status still iffy
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers practiced Saturday for the first time since he sprained his left knee in the season opener, increasing the Green Bay Packers‘ chances of having their starting quarterback on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
It’s a significant step, but it doesn’t guarantee Rodgers’ return.
That decision won’t be made until the team is sure that Rodgers came through the one-hour session without any setbacks. That likely means waiting to see how Rodgers’ knee feels Sunday morning.
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Rodgers, who was listed as questionable on Friday, did not practice Wednesday or Thursday — the team’s two longest on-field sessions of the week. Unlike most teams, the Packers