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Packers expect a healthy Aaron Rodgers

12/26/2014



GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have a contingency plan in place if quarterback Aaron Rodgers has another issue with his calf muscle but at this point, two days before Sunday's NFC North title game against the Detroit Lions, they expect him to start the game without any limitations.

They listed him as probable on Friday's injury report.

"I don't have any concerns today, just based off of the conversation with Aaron and how he's feeling," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday. "You get out there … really tomorrow will be a big indicator, just to watch him move around and do the different things. And then we'll communicate during the game. But I don't have a very high concern right now."

Although the Packers did not practice on Friday – they will hold their usual light workout on Saturday – Rodgers took part in all of Friday's meetings and the walk-through session at the team's indoor field inside the stadium.

McCarthy had to adjust his game plan last Sunday after Rodgers pulled his left calf in the first quarter.

"I think that's up to coach and he as far as the game-plan meetings and what they feel like they can get done under whatever circumstances arise," Packers quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt said. "But we're going in fully loaded and expecting a healthy guy on Sunday."

Even with the injury, Rodgers had a solid showing against Tampa Bay. He completed 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the 20-3 victory.

"He's just an accurate thrower," Van Pelt said. "I think he wakes up in the morning being accurate."

Here's the Packers' full injury report:

Out

CB Davon House (shoulder)

Probable

G T.J. Lang (ankle)

LB Clay Matthews (biceps)

OLB Mike Neal (abdomen)

QB Aaron Rodgers (calf)

G Josh Sitton (toe)