Rodgers said immediately after Green Bay's fantastic comeback that he'd play in Week 2 against Minnesota, and the 34-year-old didn't back down from that sentiment Wednesday.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (knee) and safety Josh Jones (ankle) also missed the practice.
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"Haven't even thought about that", Rodgers said when asked if he had confidence in Kizer if the backup needed to start.
"I'm feeling better, a little better, every day - Monday, Tuesday and now today", Rodgers said.More news: Florence path shifts, could impact Middle Georgia late this weekend
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So it's understandable why Zimmer and the Vikings think Rodgers will play. "Anytime a player comes off a game where he's injured, there's the hope of playing". "He'll be given the whole week to get ready. So we'll take it day by day and learn as we go". The 14-year veteran said he does not need to practice to play.
But Rodgers insists he's ready to play despite the injury scare.
"All I'm going to say on that is, he's on the right track", inside linebackers coach Glenn Pires said.
"Any time a player's injury, particularly when they bring him inside, based on the injury there's a protocol of what they go through to see if the doctor will clear them to go back out". Many speculated that Rodgers was on pain medication. "To be in this room, you've got to be mentally and physical tough".