Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finally received some good news when he learned that his top three wide receivers would be back in time for their Monday Night Football matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Then came the bad news.
Rodgers experienced a bit of a setback to his injured left knee during last Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions, and while he was able to wear a smaller, lighter brace that game, he may have to go back to the larger brace that he wore in previous games.
"I hope not," Rodgers said. "The goal would be to wear the same brace I wore last week, but I have a lot of faith in our training staff and we're going to put the brace we feel is most safe and allowing me to do exactly what I'm able to do on Monday."
Rodgers didn't practice with the team on Thursday, and it's pretty obvious at this point that he won't be as mobile Monday night as he normally is.
While Rodgers called it a setback, he still managed to throw for 442 yards and three touchdowns. If that's his version of a setback, I think Packers fans would like a few more of those.
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He could have his top-3 WRs back for Monday night's game against the 49ers, but he might be a little less mobile than he'd like if he has to go back to that bigger brace.
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Rodgers said that he hopes to practice on Friday.
Despite the injured knee and missing practice Thursday, he has been able to take part in full-pad workouts the last two weeks, which is a good sign for the Packers and their fans.