Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hopes to completely dislodge the use of his left knee brace at the Los Angeles Rams this weekend.
Rodgers has been struggling with a left knee problem since injuring Chicago against Chicago in week 1. The 34-year-old initially wore a large brace on his knee that compromised his mobility, but used a smaller, lighter one earlier this month Clamp against the Detroit Lions.
Moving to this bracket was a promising sign until Rodgers suffered a "setback" when hit by Detroit linebacker Christian Jones during the inaugural game of the match.
Hoping he would not have to go back to the larger bracket against The San Francisco 49ers, that was the case when Rodgers helped Green Bay make a notable 33-30 comeback win.
A reunion week has since followed, and although Rodgers hopes to practice Thursday missed on Tuesday, it's still "too early to say" if he can play against the Rams without a peg.
"It's too early to tell, I mean, I would love it, but it's too early to say it at this point," Rodgers told reporters Tuesday. "When I'm fully healed, I need it no orthosis feel obviously better without it.After struggling with a knee injury much of my football life, of course, you're better protected. "
" You see some guys who wear it all the time, without any problems but I feel better without it, so if it does not work, it means I'm fine, and if so, I'm not quite back yet. "
The Packers, currently 3-2-1, will face unbeaten Rams on Sunday as undefeated outsiders.
The Los Angeles team are currently 7-0 in the regular season, 8.5 points ahead of the Packers, after the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas – the biggest amount Rodgers has been an underdog since he was became a starter for Green Bay.
This game follows a tough November when facing the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins, the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings. For Rodgers, he can not remember a tougher league match.
"That's three wins on the track and tough trials for us," Rodgers explained. "This week, obviously, a really hot team and then against Tom [Brady] and Bill [Belichick] and these guys [Patriots] a fantastic organization that has obviously won many championships, came home and played a tough Miami team On the way to play one of the toughest places in the NFL and then obviously a big division rival game [against the Vikings] .It's a tough track. "
" This is an important track in our season. "I'm not going to say that that it will define our season, but it will definitely shake things up when we come to the other side and come home in six weeks, where we are in the race and what we are playing for. "