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Mike McCarthy Provides New Update On Status Of QB Aaron Rodgers

A photo of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers raising his right pointer finger.

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 shook off what looked like a serious knee injury to lead an epic comeback last night at Lambeau Field. Next up is a showdown against the Minnesota Vikings.

Rodgers was outstanding in the second half last night, but he definitely wasn't 100 percent. He was noticeably less mobile in his dropback and couldn't fully utilize his left leg when releasing the football.

The Packers haven't clarified what Rodgers' exact issue is, only that he's dealing with a knee injury. As of now, there's no guarantee he will suit up in Week 2.

According to Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy, Rodgers "wants to play" but a final decision hasn't been made.

If Rodgers does play next weekend, he will have to contend with a Minnesota defense that harassed 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in yesterday's 24-16 win. The Vikings sacked Garoppolo three times and intercepted him three more while holding him below 50 percent passing.

Rodgers on one leg is still a better passer than Garoppolo--no shame on Jimmy G, Rodgers is just that good--but you might not want to leave him out there if he is unable to move against a strong pass rush.

Green Bay and Minnesota will play next Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Lambeau.