NFL: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers suffered toe injury but expected to play
- Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t practised all week
- Rodgers said on Wednesday he has a toe fracture
- Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed on Friday, "Yeah, he’ll play"
Rodgers said on Wednesday he has a toe fracture and that the injury occurred while he was working out at home during his quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. But Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed on Friday, "Yeah, he’ll play."
The toe injury caused Rodgers to practice one day last week, though the reigning MVP still threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-31 loss at Minnesota.
Rodgers only practised on Friday during the week going up to the Vikings game. Rodgers did not practise on Friday, despite the fact that he was not listed on the Packers' injury report issued later that day.
"He didn’t participate in practice, but he was out there and relaying the calls to Jordan (Love, the backup quarterback), just getting that practice of saying the play calls," LaFleur said.
Due to COVID-19 rules, assistant offensive line coach Luke Butkus will not attend Sunday's game, according to the Packers (8-3). Tim Zetts, the offensive quality control coach, will take up Butkus' duties.
After missing the Vikings game, running back Aaron Jones (knee), outside linebacker Rashan Gary (elbow), and wide receiver Allen Lazard (shoulder) are all doubtful. Gary practised fully on Friday, but Jones and Lazard only practised on a limited level.
Cornerback Kevin King (hip/knee) has been labelled as questionable after not practising all week. WR/KR Both offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and defensive tackle Malik Taylor (abdomen) have been ruled out.
With inputs from the Associated Press