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Rodgers says calf injury won't slow him down

Oct. 17, 2012
 

Don’t worry, Aaron Rodgers says the calf injury he sustained in Sunday’s win at Houston isn’t going to slow him down.

The Packers quarterback said he was injured on his third-quarter touchdown run of 11 yards that was called back because of a holding call on left tackle Marshall Newhouse. Rodgers, unaware of the penalty, did his usual “championship belt” touchdown celebration.

“Hurt my calf and my pride,” Rodgers said today.

Rodgers had a noticeable limp after the game against the Texans but appeared to be moving much better today.

“It’s been a little tight,” said Rodgers, who was named NFC offensive player of the week today for his six-touchdown performance against the Texans. “But it’s nothing that’s going to keep me out.”

Backup quarterback Graham Harrell got most of the work in practice.

“It was good work for Graham today,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “He got to do the no-huddle in pre-preactice, no-huddle against the defense. He was able to get all the blitz work. I thought he did a nice job. It’s hard to get the backup quarterback reps during the season. This was good work for him.”

In other injury news, McCarthy said linebacker Nick Perry (knee) and cornerback Sam Shields (shin, ankle) both would be “stretched” to play Sunday at St. Louis.

Nose tackle B.J. Raji, who didn’t play against the Texans because of the ankle injury he sustained the previous week against the Colts, worked out today and hoped to practice tomorrow.

Receiver Greg Jennings, who has missed the last two games because of a groin injury, will be evaluated on Friday.

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