Smooth recovery so far for Packers' Aaron Rodgers after knee surgery

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Aaron Rodgers remains on track to work out with minimal or no limitations when the Green Bay Packers quarterback returns for the start of the offseason program next month.

According to a source at the NFL annual meetings, Rodgers’ recovery from his offseason knee surgery has gone off without any setbacks. The source said Rodgers has been “running around.”

“I don’t see any reason why he won’t be ready,” the source said.

The Packers will begin their offseason program in Green Bay the week of April 18. Rodgers has annually been a full-time participant in the workouts.

The source said the surgery was performed by Packers team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie just days after the playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Jan. 16.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said last month at the NFL combine that he didn’t think Rodgers would be limited this offseason, and this latest update confirms that things are on schedule. The source reiterated the surgery was “just a cleanup.”

Rodgers played golf in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a PGA Tour event, in February less than a month after his surgery.

“The way he’s hitting the golf ball, I think he would be ready to go,” McCarthy joked last month at the combine.