Report: Aaron Rodgers has no knee ligament damage, could take up to two months to heal
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not sustain any ligament damage on the knee injury he suffered in their 24-23 Week 1 victory over the Chicago Bears. Although, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN that the “unusual” injury may take a couple of months to fully heal.
“He has a pretty unusual injury that would keep most people out awhile,” one source told ESPN.
Rodgers’ injury was caused by compression from the blunt force that was applied to his knee while it was bent. His status for this week’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings has been day-to-day since last Sunday, but it appears he is set to play.
Rodgers had his first real practice with the team on Saturday. On Friday, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said that he would have no problem starting Rodgers, even if he missed an entire week of practice. Rodgers knows the offense like the back of his hand, so it shouldn’t be a problem for him to get a groove going if his number is called.
The fact that Rodgers did not suffer any ligament damage is obviously great news for the Packers. However, the two-month timetable for the injury to fully heal still means their star quarterback will be limited, especially in terms of his mobility, for the foreseeable future.
But as Rodgers showed against Chicago, he is still as dangerous as any quarterback in the league even with one good leg. And considering the circumstances, they would gladly take Rodgers at less than 100 percent than no Rodgers at all.