Following the Green Bay Packers’ heart-breaking loss to the division rival Minnesota Vikings, a few of their injured players were able to return to practice. Rashan Gary (hyper-extended elbow) and Aaron Jones (sprained MCL) were all participants in practice this week. Aaron Rodgers, however, who has a fractured toe, did not practice at all this week. Despite this, head coach Matt LaFleur says Aaron Rodgers will play on Sunday against the Rams.
Matt LaFleur did say that Rodgers showed up to practice, but was not on the practice field. Instead, Rodgers called in the plays to Jordan Love. In this way, Rodgers got a feel for the game plan without putting any unnecessary pressure on his broke toe.
Aaron Rodgers Does NOT Have COVID Toe
As we reported earlier, Aaron Rodgers does not have COVID Toe, as the Wall Street Journal insinuated earlier this week. Instead, Rodgers has a fractured pinky toe. He proved as much by showing the media his feet during a press conference. COVID Toe is a skin condition that causes the skin around the toe to turn purple. It also causes lesions and bleeding. Rodgers’ toe had none of those.
In a hilarious follow up, offensive lineman Billy Turner showed his foot to the media yesterday. He stated he wanted a higher Wikifoot ranking than Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers Could Be Getting Some Players Back
Aaron Rodgers may not have practiced, but, as mentioned, some injured players that were out last week did. Rashan Gary and Aaron Jones are listed as questionable. Of the two, it is more likely that Gary will play. Jones’ injury was originally believed to keep him out for at least two weeks. We will know more at game-time about Jonees’ status.
Another player who practiced this week was Allen Lazard, who missed last week with injury. Having Lazard back will be huge for the Packers’ run game. Lazard is widely considered the best blocking wide receiver in the NFL, doing the dirty work that does not get much recognition. With Elgton Jenkins (ACL), Josh Meyers (knee), and David Bakhtiari (ACL) all out, the Packers will need as much support as they can get in the run blocking game.