Aaron Rodgers to practice in rehab group, McCarthy says it’s ‘not a setback’

GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be given the whole week to get ready for the Packers’ game on Sunday against the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings. For now, he is working with the rehab group in practice.

GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 09: Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears strip sacks Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

McCarthy indicated for now, the team is taking Rodgers’ status day by day.

“Anytime a player comes off of a game where he’s injured, obviously there’s the hope of playing. Obviously we hope we give him the whole week to get ready. So we’ll take it day by day and learn as we go,” McCarthy said. ” Based on the medical, based on what went on yesterday and today, he’ll be in rehab group. He’s always responded, put a lot of extra time in. So, we’ll see what tomorrow brings.”

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy

Rodgers threw touchdown passes in the fourth quarter in last week’s come-from-behind 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears after returning in the second half from a knee injury. He reached for the back of his left leg after a Bears lineman landed on him during a sack.

Meanwhile, watch the Packers and Vikings square off only on FOX6 — Sunday at noon. Blake Martinez will join the FOX6 Sports team to break down the contest after the game — on a special edition of FOX6 News.