Report: Packers' Aaron Rodgers has slight tear in calf, expected to play
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a slight tear in his left calf, but he is expected to play during Sunday's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report.
Rodgers, 31, originally hurt his calf during Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and re-injured it in Week 17 against the Detroit Lions, sitting out two series before returning. He has not practiced since the injury, but said he wasn't concerned about missing practice.
According to Schefter and Mortensen, Rodgers will play against the Cowboys, but could be slowed by the injury.
"There’s no question he will play, but there’s also no question he will not be 100 percent," said one doctor familiar with the injury. "The question is whether he’ll be 95 percent or 50 percent."
Rodgers was named to the AP All-Pro team last week after finishing the regular season with 4,381 passing yards, 38 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 65.6 percent of his passes.
The Packers host the Cowboys in the second round of the playoffs on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET.
- Paul Palladino