Everyone in the organization may just be glad he is finally being forthright about an ailment.
Rodgers has not been practicing since his return from the COVID/Reserve list, but has played in back-to-back weeks.
Some fans may have been concerned about him missing practice again this week.
Yet the plans are not changing, according to Packers head coach Matt LaFleur.
Aaron Rodgers will play Sunday vs. the Rams despite not taking any practice reps this week.
"He came down to practice," coach Matt LaFleur said. "(He) didn't participate but was out there relaying the calls to Jordan, getting that practice of just saying the play calls."
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 26, 2021
Rodgers is physically at practice, but simply staying off the field.
That means he is ready to tolerate the pain on Sunday as the Packers face a tough test in the Los Angeles Rams.
Fighting Through The Pain
Rodgers has mentioned the pain he is dealing with, but it did not seem to slow him down much Sunday against the Minnesota Vkings.
He threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns in what ended up being a 34-31 loss.
That is about as great a game as a quarterback can play, even in defeat, and Rodgers did it with a fractured toe.
“I have a fractured toe.” pic.twitter.com/DFJJ1OF7LC
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) November 24, 2021
The fact he still played at his usual elite level means he should be just fine Sunday against the Rams.
And good news is coming soon as the Packers have a bye week in Week 13.
That will give Rodgers two full weeks to stay off his feet and get back to some sort of full health.
Sometimes, a late-season bye can be a bad thing for an NFL team.
This one ended up working out in a great way for Rodgers and the Packers.
The only concern is if Rodgers aggravates his injury, but there is no need to speculate on that possibility if he believes he is good to go.