Aaron Rodgers Listed as Limited Participation Because of Throwing Shoulder

Said Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday: "It's Week 11 coming up, everybody is dealing with different things. That's the NFL."

Before Wednesday’s practice, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers was “banged up.”

And now we know what’s banged up: Rodgers was listed as limited participation on Wednesday afternoon because of his right shoulder.

“Probably ‘banged up,’” Rodgers said of how he would describe his physical condition before Wednesday’s practice. “But we all are at this time. It's Week 11 coming up, everybody is dealing with different things. That's the NFL. You get a routine, learn how to take care of your body and push through things.”

During the portion of practice open to reporters, Rodgers ran the offense through a lengthy jog-through period. He didn’t put a lot of zip on his passes but that’s typical of an offense looking to go through its plays against specific looks from the defense, so there’s not much to read into that one way or the other.

Asked if he had any concern about playing in Sunday’s showdown at NFC North-leading Minnesota, Rodgers said, “No.”

After Sunday’s shocking loss, McCarthy said Rodgers has been hit too often. He’s been sacked 14 times in the last four games after being sacked eight times in the first five games. Moreover, according to the Gamebook statistical summaries, Rodgers has been hit 28 times in the last three games compared to 22 times in the first six games.

Fourteen players are on the Packers' injury report:

Packers Injury Report
Player (Injury): Wednesday
WR Jared Abbrederis (ribs/chest): DNP
LT David Bakhtiari (knee): Limited
RT Bryan Bulaga (knee): DNP
S Morgan Burnett (ankle): Full
DB Micah Hyde (hip): Limited
WR James Jones (quad): Full
RB Eddie Lacy (groin): Full
G T.J. Lang (shoulder): DNP
LB Clay Matthews (ankle/knee): Limited
WR Ty Montgomery (ankle): Full
OLB Mike Neal (hip): Full
OLB Nick Perry (shoulder/hand): Full
QB Aaron Rodgers (right shoulder): Limited
G Josh Sitton (knee): Limited

Vikings Injury Report
Player (Injury): Wednesday
RB Matt Asiata (quad): Limited
LB Anthony Barr (hand/knee): Limited
QB Teddy Bridgewater (left shoulder): Full
DT Shariff Floyd (knee/ankle): Limited
DT Tom Johnson (concussion): Limited
OT Matt Kalil (toe): DNP
LB Eric Kendricks (ribs): Full
RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring): Limited
CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder): Full
WR Adam Thielen (shoulder): Full
DE Justin Trattou (foot): Full


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