Rodgers says hamstring feels 'fine'

Ryan Wood
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers offered one, nondescript word when asked how his hamstring injury felt Tuesday afternoon.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts after coming up short against the New Orleans Saints during Sunday night's game at the Superdome in New Orleans. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

"Fine," he said on his weekly ESPN Milwaukee radio show.

Rodgers pulled his hamstring Oct. 26 in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints. He had a 14-yard touchdown run after the injury, but was also pulled late in the fourth quarter when the game became a blowout.

"It was a glimpse of me at 40," Rodgers quipped on his show.

If the score was competitive, Rodgers said Tuesday the hamstring would not have prevented him from finishing the game. He also said he could've played Sunday had the Packers not been on a bye.

Rodgers said he followed the medical staff's seven-day treatment plan – "a great plan," he called it – over the bye week. The Packers will continue to evaluate Rodgers' hamstring when they return to practice Wednesday in preparation for their game Sunday night at Lambeau Field against rival Chicago Bears.

Rodgers said he doesn't expect the injury to slow him against the Bears.

At the season's midway point, Rodgers isn't the only key Packers player injured. Right guard T.J. Lang left after the first series against the Saints with an ankle injury. Cornerback Sam Shields missed the Saints game with a patellar injury in his knee, and safety Morgan Burnett was out with a calf injury.

Defensive end Datone Jones hasn't played since injuring his ankle Oct. 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, but Jones said Monday he expects to play this week.

A full injury report won't be available until later this week. and follow him on Twitter @ByRyanWood

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