By Zach Kruse
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday’s session.
“The plan is for Aaron to practice today,” McCarthy said.
Rodgers is still working through a left knee injury. He had made notable progress in recent weeks, and the Packers even removed him from the injury report going into Week 5, but Rodgers took a hit on the knee during Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions and may have suffered a slight setback.
The Packers moved their practice schedule ahead one day to compensate for Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, so Thursday’s practice was comparable to a typical Wednesday, which Rodgers has generally used as a rehab day.
Last week, Rodgers worked in the rehab group Wednesday but practiced fully on Thursday and Saturday. He played Sunday, suffered the hit on his left knee on the first drive but played the entire game.
Through five games, Rodgers has thrown for 1,572 yards, 10 touchdowns and one interception.
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