After returning to practice on Saturday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on Sunday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero sources reported late Saturday night.
"Aside from a setback, Aaron Rodgers will launch QB for the Packers on Sunday against the Vikings, sources Rap Sheet and me report," tweeted Pelisserero. "Still with swelling and pain in his sprained knee, but improved over the week, practiced Saturday, impressed teammates." Take your time. "
The 35-year-old former All-Pro suffered a sprained knee in the opening win on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, but returned to a memorable comeback victory.
The Packers rallied to defeat the Bears, 24-23, behind the back, 17-0, as Rodgers was knocked out of the game and carted into the locker room. He returned in an exciting manner after three seconds in the second half touchdown passes.
However, Rodgers missed the training in the week until the return on Saturday.
Rodgers, a former Super Bowl MVP, two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and six-time Pro Bowler, missed most of last season with a broken collarbone in a Week 6 game against Minnesota after a hit by Viking's linebacker Anthony Barr.
The Vikings went on to win the game 23-10, beating the Rodgers-less Packers again, 16-0, in week 16 as the quarterback returned briefly, but was then placed on injured reserve after Green Bay out of the playoff Dispute was eliminated.