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Aaron Rodgers Makes Disconcerting Comment About Knee Injury

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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers injury update: after playing through it in Sunday's tie against the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers star quarterback is not out of the woods yet.

Rodgers hopes to continue playing, and that his knee will improve during the season. However, he acknowledged that it could still go the other day.

The concern is that this Aaron Rodgers injury will worsen over the next few weeks.

From ESPN's Rob Demovsky:

"The concern, however, is that the more the Green Bay Packers quarterback plays on it, the worse it gets.

Yeah, obviously that's a concern," Rodgers said Wednesday. "Hopefully it goes the other way though."

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He admitted that his knee "obviously it won't be 100 percent, so I'll just adjust accordingly to how I'm feeling and try to get through."

"It just depends on how the week goes with the rehab and the recovery," Rodgers said. "Obviously, I'd love to be better than I was last week as far as health-wise but there's some factors that are out of my control."

Rodgers was injured in the second quarter of the season opener against the Chicago Bears. At first, it looked like a potential long-term issue, as he was carted off the field and into the bowels of Lambeau Field.

Instead, he reemerged in the second half, and led the Packers back from a 20-0 deficit to a 24-23 win over the archrival Bears.

On the bright side, Rodgers says that there haven't been major setbacks either, even after a game against one of the NFL's best defenses, the Vikings.

"Take it week by week. It doesn't seem like there's a major setback at this point, so just being smart about it and trying to get ready to play Sunday."

The 1-0-1 Packers travel to Washington for their first road game of the season this weekend.

[ESPN]