Packers news: Aaron Rodgers to practice on Saturday ahead of Week 3
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to practice on Saturday ahead of Week 3

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was able to suit up last Sunday despite suffering from a sprained knee. The team is now hoping that by following the same script with his preparation, he can play once again in Week 3.

As Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to practice Saturday with the hope of being ready to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

“That’s the goal,” McCarthy said. “He’s done a ton of work with the strength staff and the training staff. Hopefully he’ll get out there tomorrow and have similar work [to last Saturday] and we roll right into the game.”

Rodgers hasn’t practiced this week because of his left knee injury, which he is concerned could get worse as he continues playing on it. He also didn’t practice until Saturday last week before playing against the Vikings. While he didn’t quite deliver the dramatics similar to the Bears game, he still played reasonably well, going 30-of-42 for 281 yards and a touchdown.

The Packers are clearly looking to do whatever they can to keep Rodgers on the field despite his injury. As he’s shown over the past three halves plus overtime, even a Rodgers at less than 100 percent gives the team a much better chance of winning than young backup DeShone Kizer.

There are obviously risks to Rodgers still playing while significantly compromised, but the Packers appear ready to roll the dice until he shows he can’t continue in his current condition.