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Green Bay Packers fans and fantasy owners alike were greeted with good news when they awoke Sunday regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He will suit up and play against the Minnesota Vikings, but not everything is positive in this story.


The former two-time MVP's status does not exactly make him healthy. As strange as it sounds, the fact that he's playing still doesn't mean he's 100 percent.


Rodgers'  knee injury is still ailing him, and will for months as he tries to play through it.

This sounds like the biggest red flag possible. 


One of the last things you ever want to hear about an injury is how unusual it is and unfortunately, that's the diagnosis for Rodgers. There is no ligament damage, but there is still pressure felt when he bends his knee. For those who haven't realized, that happens a lot when you're running around in the pocket. 


Rodgers will have a bit of help as he fights through this, as his top receiving option Davante Adams is expected to play.

Rodgers' status is something that should be monitored constantly. He is by no means a lock to play the entire game either. If he comes up limping or gets hit low by one of the many Vikings' defensive playmakers, he could get pulled immediately as the team needs him to play the entire season. 


There has been no word from head coach Mike McCarthy about how limited Rodgers will be, but you have to imagine him being more cautious with the perennial Pro Bowler considering how many games are left in the season. 


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