Potential playoff opponents should be aware: Aaron Rodgers has said he is getting closer to being 100% healthy.
With the Packers clinching the No.1 seed in the NFC, Rodgers will have an extra week to rest before the division round. By then, the Packers star said he should be fully recovered from a toe injury that plagued him for much of the season.
Rodgers, who said he fractured his toe during his quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 in November, said he had not needed a pain reliever injection in recent weeks.
“This is the most encouraging thing,” Rodgers said at Wednesday’s press conference. “I went the last week without doing it. It was just a pretty standard shot in the toe – very painful, but a numbing agent. So it got me through games. not having to do that and it’s been a few games now without doing that.
“So, I feel good, I trained today. Almost 100%. I think I should be probably 100% by next week.
Often at the center of controversy this season, Rodgers has had a busy week. From the appeal of an MVP voter who said Rodgers did not deserve the award due to his COVID-19 protocol violations to the denial of a prank story that the quarterback boycotted the Super Bowl, Rodgers could very well be on the way to a second consecutive MVP award.
The 38-year-old has 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns and just four interceptions to help the Packers break a 13-4 record this season. In the divisional round, Green Bay will host the lowest remaining NFC seed of the weekend wild-card.
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