Coach McCarthy on Rodgers’ recovery from knee injury


Although the quarterback didn't participate in practice, Rodgers did take some time to answer questions about his left knee injury, which he characterized as a sprain. He has termed his injury a sprained knee.

"Obviously there's hope of him playing", McCarthy said.

Rodgers echoed McCarthy on taking it on a day by day basis and revealed he didn't take pain medications Sunday night.

Rodgers said immediately after Green Bay's wonderful comeback that he'd play in Week 2 against Minnesota, and the 34-year-old didn't back down from that sentiment Wednesday.

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The Bears then surrounded him and pretended to make it rain dollar bills in a salute to their new big-money man. Packers' coach Mike McCarthy, right, said the team is "gathering information" on Aaron Rodgers' left knee.

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn't buying it.

Just before the start of the season, Rodgers was given a new contract at Green Bay to make him the highest-paid player in history.

"There was a lot of adrenaline and (it's) pretty sore the last three days", Rodgers said. He also had a cleanup procedure on the knee a few years ago by the Packers team doctor. "See how it feels tomorrow and see how it feels Friday, Saturday and hopefully ready to go Sunday". "To be in this room, you've got to be mentally and physical tough".

"We know he's playing", Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen said. S Josh Jones (ankle) missed practice, while rookie LB Oren Burks (shoulder) was limited.