“We’ll see,” Rodgers told ESPN Milwaukee’s Jason Wilde on his weekly radio show on Tuesday.
“I’ve been doing a lot of treatment around the clock,” Rodgers continued. “That’s the goal. Mike (McCarthy) is going to give me as much time off as I need working up to it, but I’m going to want to get some on-the-field reps starting next week when we get into our preparation when we figure out who our opponent is. So, I’m going to need to be on the field doing that, but it’s a significant injury so you can’t really say either way what percentage it’s going to be in the game, I just don’t know, but I hope it’s going to be feeling better than it was this weekend.”
Initially, Rodgers said he thought he “popped my Achilles” on his second-quarter touchdown pass vs. Detroit. He was carted to the locker room for further examination, then decided to return to the game early in the third quarter. With a touchdown pass and a touchdown sneak, Rodgers helped turn a 14-14 tie into a 30-14 lead en route to a 30-20 win that delivered a much-needed bye.
Rodgers said this injury is in a different spot in his left calf than the one sustained in the first quarter at Tampa Bay the week prior.
“I don’t think it’s a good thing,” Rodgers said. “The fact that the inside (of the calf) was real weak because that was the initial point of strain in the Tampa game, the outside just kind of gave out on the scramble and the throw to Randall (Cobb). Fortunate that we have two weeks here because I feel confident that I’ll be in a better spot than I was going into the Lions game with an extra week of rest.”
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