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Packers Reporter Has Injury Update For Star QB Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers leading his Green Bay Packers team onto the field.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks through the tunnel before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers was set to make his preseason debut for 2019 on Thursday, but the Packers announced that he was inactive due to a minor injury. The All-Pro quarterback is currently dealing with back tightness.

Injuries played a factor in how Green Bay performed last year, specifically for Rodgers. Despite his impressive numbers, the face of the franchise dealt with a knee injury for the majority of the season.

While the Packers will take precautionary measures to keep Rodgers healthy this season, the coaching staff believes he'll return very soon.

According to ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky, the Packers expect Rodgers to return to practice on Sunday. However, this recovery timeline could change if his back is still tight.

"That's the plan, but a lot will be predicated on how he feels," LaFleur told Demovsky. "I think he feels better, but we'll see Sunday."

Green Bay could potentially play Rodgers against Oakland next week, but the coaching staff will be extra cautious due to the playing surface. The game will be held at Investors Group Field, which is a non-NFL stadium in Winnipeg.

This season will be the first of Rodgers' career where he won't be coached by Mike McCarthy since 2005. It's important that he gets off to a strong start with head coach Matt LaFleur.

Even in the event that Rodgers doesn't play at all in the preseason, the 35-year-old gunslinger should be ready to go for Week 1.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers begin the regular season with a rivalry game against the Bears.