GREEN BAY (Wis.) -- Aaron Rodgers is still symptomatic from COVID-19, and has fulfilled the NFL/NFLPA back-to-play protocols according to sources, ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Now, the Green Bay Packers must officially activate him by 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday to allow him to play Sunday at Lambeau Field against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rodgers declared that a 10-day quarantine was required for all unvaccinated football players who are positive for the virus.
Matt LaFleur, Packers coach, stated Friday that Rodgers participated fully in all meetings this week virtually.
LaFleur stated that "it's been going great" during the week of preparation for Sunday. "Communication has been there. He has been to every meeting. He has been engaged. He's not out there with his teammates. This is the dynamic you don't know. We are fortunate to have a man who has had a lot of reps and has played a lot of ball. So we're confident that he can play at a high-level, as long as he checks out.
Rodgers was not allowed to return to the team facility until Saturday, but he indicated that he had been exercising on his own. He stated Tuesday on "The Pat McAfee Show" that he would continue to work out on his own and that there was only a small chance that he wouldn't play Sunday.
Rodgers stated that he believes there is a health obstacle that Rodgers must clear. He said, "I believe there's an issue with movement, sweating, and getting into it. Making sure my body, especially my heart, is able to withstand physical exertion."
Davante Adams, a receiver, returned to the team last week following his positive COVID-19 testing. He said that he felt a difference in his endurance during Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Adams stated that he doesn't know what it will do to Aaron or the quarterback position. It's very different movements. "But I was definitely more stressed in the game than I normally would. It felt almost like Week 1 again.
It wasn't something crazy and it wasn't the COVID. It was me being stationary for 10 days. This doesn't seem like a lot, but when you move every day and get the conditioning we get, you can definitely see a difference."
In Jordan Love's debut NFL start, the Packers fell to the Kansas City Chiefs by 13-7.
LaFleur made Love look as if it would be his last week, just in case Rodgers were not back.
LaFleur answered Friday's question about whether Rodgers would start. Just like Jordan said, "You have to be ready for anything." If that's the way we choose, he'll be prepared."