Rodgers calf trouble to continue ahead of Seattle clash

Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:14pm EST
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By Simon Evans

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers overcame a painful calf injury to beat the Dallas Cowboys, but it is likely to remain a concern for the NFC title game at Seattle next week.

Rodgers showed signs of a limp at times during Sunday's game and it was clear his mobility was limited and he chose not to run with the ball.

"The pain in my calf helped make that decision very easy," said Rodgers, who threw for three touchdowns.

"We'll see how it feels in the morning but I will probably go through the week similar to last week as far as practice goes and just see how it feels as the week goes on."

He had only reduced involvement in practice last week as he tried to give the calf, which he injured against Tampa Bay and aggravated on Dec. 28 against Detroit, time to heal.

"I've got to give a lot of credit to our training staff, they spent a lot of hours with me this week and did a great job of getting me ready," he added.

Rodgers also used a more unexpected form of treatment for the injury.

"I've been getting a lot of acupuncture the last six to eight weeks, so I just supplemented the treatment I got here with that," he said.   Continued...

Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) waves to the crowd after the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports