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Rodgers said his calf feels improved from the same time last week, ESPN.com reports.
The pain unsurprisingly increased in the immediate aftermath of Sunday's win over the Cowboys, but Rodgers said it felt much better on Monday than it had the previous Monday. While he'll likely be less than 100 percent for the remainder of Green Bay's postseason run, Rodgers is coming off a 316-yard, three-touchdown showing against Dallas. He'll face a much tougher defense in Seattle on Sunday.
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Rodgers (calf) completed 24-of-35 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns in Sunday's 26-21 playoff win over the Cowboys.
Rodgers, who fumbled twice in the game, losing one, was clearly hampered by his calf injury, but despite the fact that his mobility was hampered and tha a number of his throws were off on Sunday, he was able to do enough to help the Packers advance to next week's NFC Championship game. Rodgers figures to be limited at practice this coming week, but there is little doubt that he will continue to tough things out next weekend against a very rugged Seattle defense.
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Rodgers (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys, the Packers' official site reports.
Rodgers is out there, as expected, but it remains to be seen how much his left calf ailment affects his mobility. In any case, he'll play through the issue Sunday, with ESPN's Rob Demovsky having suggested a possible scenario in which Rodgers sees plenty of snaps in the shotgun formation in order to limit the stress on his balky lower leg.
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Rodgers (calf) is probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.
There's no question that Rodgers will play, but with recent reports indicating that he's bothered by both a strain and slight tear in his calf, he may not quite be his usual self. Of course, Rodgers at less than 100 percent is still probably one of the league's top quarterbacks, though there's some chance that an aggravation could force him out of Sunday's game.
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Rodgers (calf) participated in the team portion of Thursday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
According to the report, Rodgers took about 50-60 percent of the Packers' QB reps during Thursday's team session. In the absence of any setbacks, Rodgers remains on track to start Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys, but given that his left calf muscle is said to be significantly strained and also reportedly has a slight tear in it, it remains to be seen how close to 100 percent the QB will be -- especially in terms of mobility -- this weekend.
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ESPN.com reports that Rodgers' left calf muscle -- which is said to be significantly strained -- also has a slight tear in it.
That said, at this stage, there appears to be little doubt that Rodgers -- who is slated to go through team drills on Thursday -- will start Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys, but how close to 100 percent he'll be in the contest, especially with regard to his mobility, remains to be seen. For his part, Rodgers expressed no doubt that he will suit up this weekend. "I'm going on Sunday," Rodgers noted Wednesday. "It's just a matter of how."
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Rodgers (calf) did not practice Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Rodgers' absence isn't much of a surprise, with coach Mike McCarthy having previously indicated that the Packers hoped to get the QB back at practice on Thursday. With Rodgers sitting on Wednesday, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien shared the team's quarterback reps, but at this stage, it would take an unexpected setback for Rodgers not to start Sunday's playoff contest against Dallas.
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Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Friday that Rodgers (calf) probably won't practice until late next week, ESPN.com reports.
Rodgers, who did not practice Friday, instead received treatment on his strained left calf. "We'll do the same tomorrow, and I really don't see him getting on the practice field until Thursday probably at the earliest," coach Mike McCarthy noted Friday. While it remains to be seen how close to 100 percent he will be as the Packers' next game approaches, there's little doubt that Rodgers will be available for the team's divisional round game on Jan. 11, against an opponent to be determined.
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Rodgers (calf) completed 17-of-22 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's dramatic 30-20 win over the Lions. He also had two carries for 14 yards, scoring on a QB sneak midway through the fourth quarter.
Rodgers was knocked out of the game late in the second quarter, aggravating his calf injury, but was able to return for Green Bay's second possession after halftime. Even though he was limping around in the second half, he made some nice throws, including a 13-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb late in the third quarter. Rodgers' ankle was stepped on by Ndamukong Suh in the fourth quarter, but he didn't miss any action, and appeared to be OK. He'll have a couple of weeks to rest, with the Packers earning a first-round bye in the playoffs, and should be a popular pick for those fantasy owners that play in the postseason. Rodgers and company will likely face Dallas in the Divisional Round, unless Detroit upsets the Cowboys, in which case the Packers will get the winner of the Cardinals-Panthers matchup.
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Rodgers, who appeared to aggravate his calf injury late in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Lions, was able to return to the contest in the third quarter.
While Rodgers' mobility could be somewhat hampered by the issue for the remainder of Sunday's game, he'll tough it out, with the Packers attempting to secure a first-round playoff bye, a goal that would be accomplished by a win over the Lions.