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The Latest On The Status Of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

A closeup of Aaron Rodgers in his Green Bay Packers helmet

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 15: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers has yet to be ruled able to play on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Here is the latest on the status of the Green Bay Packers quarterback.

Rodgers, who injured his knee in the Week 1 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night, said after the epic performance that he would definitely be playing in Week 2. However, he might have been speaking too soon.

The Packers updated the status of their star quarterback on Monday. It's somewhat in doubt.

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

McCarthy says the Packers are continuing to collect information.

"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 then provided some more information on the situation. Basically, the Packers are waiting on some swelling in Rodgers' knee to go down.

"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 signed a huge contract extension before the start of the 2018 NFL regular season. The Packers would obviously love to have him play this Sunday, but protecting his longterm health is the most-important thing.

Stay tuned.