NFC Championship: Thursday Injury Report

Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy were limited at Thursday's practice - the last big workday before the Packers play at Seattle on Sunday with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a limited participant at Thursday’s practice – the last big workday before Sunday’s NFC Championship at Seattle.

“Aaron Rodgers participated in the second part of practice,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “Went through pass under pressure and went through two team periods. So, (he is) getting ready to play.”

Running back Eddie Lacy was added to the injury report with a sore knee. McCarthy, using what he called a “conservative” approach, sat Lacy down about midway through practice. He thought Lacy would be fine for Sunday.

The team does not practice on Friday. It will leave for Seattle on Friday afternoon and practice there on Saturday.

As for Rodgers, that he went through the pass-under-pressure drill could be considered a positive sign, since he probably had to move at least a little in the pocket. Any movement ability would be a huge asset against Seattle’s top-ranked pass defense, both to keep himself out of harm’s way and to buy extra time for his receivers to get open.

In the meantime, backup quarterback Matt Flynn is preparing as if he’s going to have to play to keep the Packers in the hunt for the Super Bowl.

“It’s no different,” he said of his preparation. “My attitude every week is it’s a distinct possibility. You never know if he’s going to step wrong or get hit hard or whatever it is. It’s not fair to me or anybody else on this team if I don’t believe every day at practice or every day at work that it’s a distinct possibility that I’ll be playing.”

The Seahawks are exceptionally healthy. Not only did all 53 players practice, but all of them were full participation.

Green Bay Packers

Josh BoydDTKneeLimitedLimited
Eddie LacyRBKneeNot listedLimited
Aaron RodgersQBCalfLimitedLimited
Josh SittonGToeLimitedLimited

Seattle Seahawks

Michael BennettDENot injury relatedDNPFull
Justin BrittTKneeDNPFull
Jeron JohnsonSElbowFullFull
Marshawn LynchRBNot injury relatedDNPFull
Tony McDanielDTShoulderDNPFull
Tony MoeakiTECalfFullFull
Max UngerCAnkleFullFull

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