Vikings LB Anthony Barr set to return vs. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Linebacker Anthony Barr and the Minnesota Vikings are set for a showdown on Sunday Night Football this week against the Green Bay Packers. If they can knock Green Bay off, they would effectively end their arch-rival’s season. Green Bay is only 4-5-1 and a loss would likely end any chance of making the playoffs they have.
Minnesota, on the other hand, is also in major need of coming up with a win. After losing to the Chicago Bears last week, the Vikings are 5-4-1 and are still very much alive in the NFC playoff picture. A win would certainly help them in the final push for the postseason.
According to a report from the Star-Tribune, Barr will be playing this week against the Packers. Barr talked about the injury and stated that he would play against Green Bay.
“Yeah, I’ll play this week. [Hamstrings] can linger, and it can pop up on you if you don’t take care of it the right way. We did a good job treating it, getting it right where it needs to be and feeling confident heading into this week.”
The article also shared a quote that Barr shared after being asked whether his upcoming free agency played a factor in how long he was out due to the injury.
“I play for the guys in this locker room. I owe it to them to be on the field and play at a high level when I’m able to. I’m not worried about contract stuff.”
Barr is known for being the player that broke Rodgers’ collarbone last season. Green Bay will be doing everything in their power to keep their franchise player upright. Minnesota, on the other hand, will be sending a lot of pressure at the Packers’ quarterback.
Expect to see Barr make a difference in his return to the field. Whether that will be enough to lead the Vikings to a big win over the desperate Packers or not, only time will tell.