McCarthy insists Rodgers playing in Week 2 'is no layup'
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Even after returning to the field in the most dramatic fashion during the Green Bay Packers' season opener, head coach Mike McCarthy insisted Thursday that Aaron Rodgers is no lock to suit up in Week 2.

"This is no layup," said McCarthy of Rodgers' availability, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "That's why it's a day-to-day situation."

Rodgers will sit out Thursday's practice and attempt to put in more work with the rehab group than he did the day prior, according to McCarthy.

On Wednesday, the two-time NFL MVP described the injury he suffered in the comeback win over the Chicago Bears as a sprained knee. He added that he doesn't need any practice reps to play in Sunday's divisional clash with the Minnesota Vikings.

"You hate that you're dealing with something like this in the first week, but you feel similar to this Week 13, 14, 15, 16, 17," Rodgers said. "If you're fortunate to stay healthy the entire season you're going to get banged up at some point.

"Obviously, I've dealt with foot injuries, calf injuries, hamstring, you know, lower extremities, and played with it, so hopefully, I'll be able to be back out there Sunday."

It remains to be seen whether the Packers are comfortable letting Rodgers face a Vikings defense that sacked Jimmy Garoppolo three times and intercepted him three times during Week 1.

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