NFL fans were starting to get worried about Aaron Rodgers‘ status for Week 11 since he missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Fortunately, Packers coach Matt LaFleur just put any doubt about Rodgers’ availability for Sunday to rest.
When asked about Rodgers’ status this Friday afternoon, LaFleur said “He will go.”
LaFleur added Rodgers was a limited participant in practice this Friday, but the reigning MVP reportedly looked good throwing the football.
During a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers stressed that his injury would not keep him off the field against the Vikings this Sunday. Now that LaFleur is also saying Rodgers is ready to go, fans shouldn’t be too concerned about the star quarterback’s injury.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur left no doubt about Aaron Rodgers' status for Sunday: "He will go."
Before that, LaFleur said Rodgers (toe) was "limited today (and) looked good throwing the football."
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 19, 2021
Rodgers and the Packers just have two more games to go before they can enjoy their Week 13 bye. Until then, Rodgers will try to push through his latest ailment.
“Obviously, the body is really looking forward to that, as is my toe,” Rodgers said, via ESPN. “But we’ve got two games until then. It’s kind of a day-to-day how I’m feeling, whether or not I’m going to practice, but I didn’t find any issues with recovery, standard Monday and Tuesday, as I’ve done throughout the season. So I feel good wind-wise.”
Last Sunday, Rodgers looked a bit rusty against the Seahawks. He finished the game with 292 passing yards and an interception.
The Packers will need Rodgers to be sharper this Sunday if they plan on knocking off the Vikings.