Despite not practicing on Friday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will indeed be playing when his team hosts Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.
“Yeah, he’ll play,” head coach Matt LaFleur said Friday. “We just want to make sure he’s at his best possible self for Sunday in terms of just how he’s feeling."
Rodgers made his weekly appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" this week and talked about his toe and said that it was a "COVID injury" and that it was "a little painful."
"I felt good in just a few days without any lingering effects other than the COVID toe," Rodgers said.
Will Rodgers be ready to face the Rams despite not having had full-speed practice reps?
“We have adjusted a little bit on Friday,” Rodgers said on Wednesday. “Friday is red zone, usually. We just extend a little bit of the walk-through to have some more first- and second- and third-down plays that I can walk through, but that’s the beauty of communication."
“Throughout the week last week, I was circling plays on the play sheet that I might want at least a walk-through rep of once we got later in the week. We do walk-throughs every day, and so I’m obviously taking all of those. If I’m able to practice, I’ll definitely make sure we can hit some of those first-, second- and third-down plays on Friday when it’s just the red zone, and obviously Matt (LaFleur) and Hack (Nathaniel Hackett) are very accommodating to that.”
The Rams and Packers will kick off at 4:25 PM EST this Sunday.