Aaron Rodgers is set to play against the Minnesota Vikings today, according to multiple reports from NFL insiders. The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback has been activated before the 1 p.m. E.T. kickoff and, barring any setbacks, he should be starting.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that Rodgers’ knee injury does not include any ligament damage, but it is something that will take weeks to heal.
“Aaron Rodgers has no ligament damage in his knee but his injury could take up to two months to heal, per sources. For now, he will try to play through the pain,” Schefter reports.
Rodgers will have quite the family support at Lambeau Field for today’s game. His girlfriend, Danica Patrick, has some friends and family in town for today’s game.
Patrick really seemed to enjoy the Week 1 victory over the Chicago Bears, although she was pretty stressed out at times in the second half.
Patrick posted on Instagram this weekend that she was really looking forward to today’s game. “It’s going to be a fun weekend!!!” she wrote.
Schefter had more on Rodgers’ status:
“He has a pretty unusual injury that would keep most people out awhile,” one source told ESPN.
Rodgers was told this week that his injury could take up to a couple of months to heal, according to another source. The star quarterback does not have any ligament damage, according to the source, who said the injury is more of a “compression injury from blunt force while bent.”
Rodgers is a tough one, that’s for sure.
The Packers and the Vikings are set to kick off at 1 p.m. E.T. on FOX.