Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Aaron Rodgers limited, sky doesn't fall
By Kevin Seifert
Everyone remain calm. By all accounts, all is well.
You might have noticed Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers limping at the end of Sunday night's 42-24 victory over the Houston Texans. And you might be alarmed to learn he was limited in practice Wednesday because of a calf injury. But coach Mike McCarthy told reporters the injury is not a major concern, and Rodgers himself said on his ESPN 540 radio show that he will be "good to go" for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams.
Rodgers said he suffered the injury during an 11-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, one that was called back because of penalty but not before Rodgers popped up with an exceptionally demonstrative scoring celebration.
"I probably should have slid," said Rodgers, who instead kept running, cut inside of cornerback Johnathan Joseph and dove into the end zone. "I hurt my leg a little bit, but I think I'll be OK."
The Packers are counting on it.