News now! Aaron Rodgers is ‘sore’ but ‘upbeat and positive’

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 22, 2014 – 5:36 pm

141222-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy said on Monday that QB Aaron Rodgers’ injured calf is “sore” but that Rodgers has told the head coach that he wants to practice this week as much as he can in preparation for the NFC North division title game vs. Detroit on Sunday.

The Packers’ schedule is shifted this week due to Christmas, with the usual Wednesday-Thursday practices taking place Tuesday-Wednesday instead so the team can have Christmas Day off. Players came in on Monday for a conditioning workout and meetings.

“Aaron worked today. He’s obviously sore,” McCarthy said. “Tomorrow’s practice will be similar to a practice coming off of Monday Night Football. We’ll see how he is tomorrow.

“He’s told me he wants to work. I haven’t talked to the medical staff about his specific injury, but he was very upbeat and positive about it.”

McCarthy also said he has “no concern” about RB Eddie Lacy, who left Sunday’s game in Tampa late with cramping.

“He’s fine,” McCarthy said. “You know Eddie. He was smiling and jumping around this morning.”

Click here for more from McCarthy’s press conference.

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