Rodgers working through injury

Brett Favre isn't the only QB to play Sunday in Lambeau that his dealing with an injury that is limiting his practice time. Aaron Rodgers has been working through a foot injury that hasn't seemed to hamper him so far.

Neither high-profile quarterback is getting much practice time this week in advance of the big rematch between the Packers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Green Bay.

While former Packer Brett Favre was taking it easy over in Minnesota nursing a hip injury, counterpart Aaron Rodgers was on a similar limited practice schedule Wednesday and Thursday.

Head coach Mike McCarthy had revealed that Rodgers has been dealing with a sprained foot the past couple weeks.

"There's certain things that bother it, and we're just being smart (with him) through Wednesday and Thursday," McCarthy said Thursday. "(Friday's) practice is different than the way we practiced these last two days."

The Packers scale back on the practice workload to end the week and don't put on the pads. So, Rodgers should get all of the prep work in Friday for Sunday's game.

"It's very similar to where he was last week," McCarthy said of Rodgers' ailing foot.

Rodgers has been brushing off the injury since last week, saying "it's not an issue" and that it's not related to a season-ending broken foot he sustained in relief of an injured Favre late in the 2006 season.

Rodgers wasn't hampered any by the foot sprain in a 31-3 win at the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. He produced a career-high passer rating of 155.4, completing 15-of-20 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.

The NFL honored Rodgers this week as NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.

In three games, Rodgers was a highly efficient 70-of-94 (74.5 percent) for 988 yards and seven touchdowns with only two interceptions. That translated into a league-high 123.9 passer rating for the month.


  • RG Josh Sitton was added to the injury report Thursday after suffering a bruised hand in practice the previous day. Sitton went through the full practice Thursday. The injury isn't considered serious, so Sitton should be OK to make the start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

  • C Jason Spitz had a setback this week with recurring lower back spasms. Spitz was trying to get back on the field this week and possibly play Sunday after being out of the lineup the last two games. It's looking likely Spitz, who made a cameo appearance on special teams in the last game, won't be involved in the offense again in the upcoming game.

  • C Scott Wells returned to practice after being excused Wednesday following the birth of his child. Wells figures to remain the starter with Jasoon Spitz still hurting.

  • LT Chad Clifton went through individual drills for the second straight day and will try to do team work Friday. Clifton has a chance to be activated Sunday after missing three of the last four games because of an aggravated ankle sprain. For now, rookie T.J. Lang stands to make his second straight start at Clifton's spot.

  • RT Mark Tauscher was a full participant in practice for the first time since he re-signed with the team Oct. 12. Tauscher, who hasn't played since suffering a torn ACL last December, could be available for spot duty Sunday. It would seem unlikely that he would start ahead of Allen Barbre in this game.

  • CB Charles Woodson was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday because of a sore hip, but there's been no indications that the injury will keep him from making the start Sunday.

  • TE Jermichael Finley hasn't practiced this week because of a knee sprain suffered in the last game. Finley hasn't been ruled out from playing Sunday, but he'll have to win over the medical staff in a possible workout during the weekend to earn the nod.

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