Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Eddie Lacy are listed as probable for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rodgers originally hurt his left 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 reportedly has a small tear in the calf. He was limited in practice on Friday, but coach Mike McCarthy said he is expected to play.
Rodgers threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns in last week's NFC Divisional Playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys.
“Aaron’s getting ready to play. Looks good. Everything is on schedule,” McCarthy said of Rodgers and his calf injury. “It’ll be important to get on the field in pregame and get comfortable.”
Lacy was pulled from practice on Thursday with a sore knee and was also a limited participant in Friday's practice. He carried 19 times for 109 yards against the Cowboys. In the regular season, he led the Packers with 1,139 yards and nine touchdowns.
In Green Bay's Week 1 loss to Seattle, Rodgers had 189 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception, while Lacy rushed for just 34 yards on 12 carries.
The Packers play at the Seahawks on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET.
- Paul Palladino