Game Kids Trevor Linden Jersey Aaron Rodgers said he believes he’ll “be closer to 100 percent than [he] was in the Chicago game.”
Adrian Peterson didn’t seem overly concerned with his health after his return on Sunday against the Colts, saying he had a few “nicks,” but the Vikings kept him out of practice with knee and groin injuries on Wednesday, and Peterson was non-committal about playing on Saturday against the Packers.
Whether Peterson plays on Saturday — and whether his health is the sole factor in the decision, with the Vikings’ playoff hopes hanging by a thread — remains to be seen.
Kuechly practiced in full all last week and wasn’t listed on Wednesday’s injury report. He said he understands the staff is being cautious and praised the medical team for being thorough.
He admitted, however, that it was tough when Rivera told him he wouldn’t play Monday.
“I wouldn’t say frustrating,” he said. “Even last year, the same as this year, you just want to play. That’s probably the most frustrating part, if that’s what you want to call it.
“You want to be out there playing, because that’s what you prepare the whole year for.”
Kuechly opened Wednesday’s news conference by saying he didn’t want to revisit the night he was injured and the tears that were captured on television as he was carted off the field. But he did address the outpouring of support, including texts and messages from players from other teams and fans throughout the league.
Game Kids Tyson Alualu Jersey “The thing I appreciate about that situation was the amount of support people showed,” Kuechly said. “You play a game, and it’s an intense game and a battle, but at the end of the day everybody understands it’s just a game.”