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Matt LaFleur Calls Aaron Rodgers Absence Precaution

Aaron Rodgers will be ready! Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has been getting a lot of questions about veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers. AR has yet to make an appearance in a preseason game. According to the team, the quarterback missed the first two preseason games and practice this week because of a sore back.

As expected, many Packers’ fans are worried the injury might be more serious than it is. However, LaFleur told reporters that it is just a precautionary measure and Rodgers would be starting if they were playing a regular season game.

“Yeah, I’m pretty sure that would be the case,” LaFleur said Sunday. “I think even the other night … but with it being the preseason, it wasn’t worth it.”

The first indication that something was wrong with Aaron Rodgers’ back was revealed last Thursday, when the Packers scratched him before preseason game No. 2 at Baltimore, a game Rodgers was expected to start. Then, Matt LaFleur said Friday that he was hopeful Rodgers would practice when the team returned to the field on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers Will Be Ready for Start of Season

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Instead of being at practice with his teammates, Rodgers was nowhere to be seen on the field, and DeShone Kizer led the offense through practice. LaFleur said it would be a “day-by-day” decision as to when Rodgers will return.

“We just held him out precautionary today,” LaFleur said.
Even though he has seen no live-game action during the preseason, LaFleur expects Aaron Rodgers to be ready when the regular season starts.

“I think that he’s gotten a lot of great work in. Working hard.” Matt LaFleur said. “You’d like to get him some game action. However, again, he’s a veteran guy who’s played a lot of football. I mean, 14 years in the league, there’s not much that he hasn’t seen. So it’s not overly concerning to me.”

So to draft Aaron Rodgers or not. That is the question. Stay tuned!

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