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Aaron Rodgers removed from injury report ahead of Week 13 vs. Bears

We break down the news that Aaron Rodgers has a rib injury. What it means for Week 13 and beyond.

Friday update: Rodgers got in another limited practice on Friday and has been removed from the injury report. He’s likely not close to 100% healthy, but he proved to himself and the staff that he’s good to start this week in Chicago.

Thursday PM update: Rodgers was listed as limited on Thursday, just like his coach predicted. If he is playing, which it looks like he is, we’d expect a full practice out of him Friday.

Thursday update: Head coach Matt LeFleur told reporters that Rodgers would practice on Thursday in a limited fashion, per Ryan Wood. At this point he is on track to play in Chicago.

Wednesday update: Aaron Rodgers did not participate in practice on Wednesday, but head coach Matt LaFleur said that he anticipates that the quarterback will return to practice ahead of the Packers’ matchup against the Bears and expects that he will be able to play on Sunday.

Tuesday update: Rodgers went on the Pat McAfee show on Tuesday and said that he got good news with the tests on his ribs. He says that he plans on playing this week. We will see what his practice status is during the week, but the Green Bay Packers could certainly use him in a tough NFC matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Green Bay Packers lost another game Sunday night, as they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles. They are now 4-8 and have 10 teams with a better record in the NFC. They also lost their MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers in that game to a rib injury, while he was already dealing with a fracture in his thumb.

News on Monday morning isn’t all that helpful, as Rodgers still needs to get an MRI to see what’s up with his ribs, per Ian Rapoport. But, we do know that Rodgers plans on playing if he can be ready. With the Packers record, Rodgers’ injuries and the need to get more work for Jordan Love, it doesn’t appear out of the question to sit Rodgers even if he can gather himself together enough to gut it ou.

Fantasy football implications for Week 13

Rodgers has put up better numbers of late, but nothing to write home about for fantasy football enthusiasts. The question is, can Jordan Love put up fantasy numbers if he gets the start against the Bears? It’s tough to know, but we did see him make some good throws and he will have more fantasy upside with his legs.