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Packers Coach Gives Big Update On Aaron Rodgers Injury

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)

For the past two weeks, Aaron Rodgers has only practiced on Saturday ahead of the Green Bay Packers' games. The team is 0-1-1 since its dramatic Week 1 win over the Chicago Bears.

Rodgers injured his knee during the second quarter of that Bears game, and was carted off the field with the injury. He surprisingly returned, and led the Packers back from a 20-0 deficit for the win.

Over the last two games, though, it has been clear that Rodgers' knee is far from 100-percent. The normally mobile quarterback has been much less so, and last week Washington really got after him in its 31-17 home win over Green Bay.

Mike McCarthy gave an update on the Aaron Rodgers injury today, and it seems like a pretty good sign.

Just last week, Rodgers expressed concern that the knee may not get better as he continues to play on it.

That may still be the case. However, the team is opening up his practice schedule a bit. Rodgers will be on the field today, in some capacity, and not just on Saturday.

That certainly suggests improvement in Rodgers' status, though the team and the star quarterback have not gone into a ton of detail about the injury, which has only be described as a sprain.

On the year, Rodgers is 77-for-116 for 832 yards and six touchdowns through three games. He is yet to throw an interception.

The Packers are 1-1-1, and host the Buffalo Bills this weekend. Buffalo is coming off of a stunning upset of the Minnesota Vikings.