At his locker Wednesday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made it clear he will be on the field when Green Bay hosts Dallas in the NFC divisional playoff round, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
“I’m going Sunday,” Rodgers said. “It’s just a matter of how.”
Rodgers has received extensive rehab in the Packers’ training room since further injuring his left calf in the season finale against Detroit. Acupuncture, he said, has been one method used to accelerate the healing process. Rodgers said he could “possibly” wear a wrap or sleeve around his calf Sunday.
One would think the odds of the Cowboys winning would rise a ton with Rodgers not being 100 percent, but The Standard says that the Pack are still firm as favorites.
The site states Green Bay is 16/5 to win the NFC, and still 6/1 to win the Super Bowl.
But for now, back to Rodgers. When asked when he plans to practice this week, he couldn’t answer definitively.
“I mean, it just kind of depends on how it feels,” Rodgers said. “I met with Doc, I’ve seen him every day. Nothing really changed on the schedule. This was kind of the plan from the start. It’s progressing, but we’ll see how it feels (Thursday).”
Rodgers is no dummy, and he knows that the window is closing somewhat on this current bunch of players that are trying to win another Super Bowl.
There’s 20 players on the Packers roster that were on the roster when the team topped the Steelers in Dallas in Super Bowl back during Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.
The QB said that he thinks this team is hungry for another title.
“It’s a different team, every year is different. This group seems to be a little hungrier,” Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
“We’re a few years now removed from the Super Bowl and there’s a lot of guys who weren’t a part of that run who are big contributors for us.
“It’s fun to see those guys and their hunger to get there. We have the same drive, I think as a veteran who’s been there, it might be even greater than the young guys who don’t realize how special these times can be. We’re one of four remaining teams in the NFC and we have a great opportunity in front of us.”