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NFL Insider Provides New Update On QB Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers throwing a pass.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the fourth quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers said after Sunday night's epic win over the Chicago Bears that he would be playing this week against the Minnesota Vikings. New updates from the Green Bay Packers today, though, make it seem like that is not yet a given.

Head coach Mike McCarthy provided an update on Rodgers today. The All-Pro quarterback suffered an undisclosed knee injury in the first half of Sunday night's game. He eventually was able to return to start the second half and threw three touchdowns on way to the comeback win.

"We're still collecting all the information on his specific situation," McCarthy told reporters today. "I know Aaron wants to play and is always driven to play but that's all I have right now."

NFL insider Ian Rapoport has more on Rodgers' status.

The NFL Network reporter says that Rodgers' knee has some swelling that needs to go down before he can play this week. Rodgers is pushing to play on Sunday against the Vikings, but an official decision hasn't been made yet.

"Mike McCarthy told reporters he’s still gathering info on Aaron Rodgers’ knee, and I’m told, that includes seeing if the swelling goes down and how it responds. Rodgers is clearly pushing to play, but too early to declare he can do so," Rapoport tweeted.

Rodgers looked incredible in the second half, but the Packers obviously want him healthy for the entire season. If that means he has to sit out one game, Green Bay won't hesitate. Stay tuned.