The quarterback suffered in last week's win over the Chicago Bears. The Packers plan to see how his knee feels on Sunday morning before making a final decision on his playing status. Packers coach Mike McCarthy told Pelissero the Packers have been game planning all week under the premise that Rodgers would be playing.
If he plays, it'll be interesting to see how much the injury will affect Rodgers' mobility and ability to put weight on his left leg -- factors that were visible yet mitigated by Rodgers against the Bears during what was one of the greatest performances of his career.
Here are the other injuries we're monitoring in the run up to Sunday's games:
- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will not play in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints because of a hamstring injury, the team announced. Gordon was ruled out after he arrived to the Browns' facility on Saturday complaining about the injury, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. After being examined by team medical staff, the Browns chose to sideline him for the game, Rapoport added.
In addition to Gordon, Browns tight end Seth DeValve (hamstring) and linebacker Christian Kirksey (shoulder/ankle) were downgraded to out for Sunday. Kirksey will miss his first game since being selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Browns. Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle) was previously ruled out.
- Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery Saturday and is expected to miss roughly two to four weeks, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Mixon suffered the injury during Thursday's win over the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive end Michael Johnson is expected to miss a few weeks after suffering a knee injury during Thursday's game.
- Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has been cleared from concussion protocol and is expected to practice today, per coach Jason Garrett. But Gregory is listed as doubtful on the injury report. Defensive tackle Datone Jones (knee) and safety Xavier Woods (hamstring) will not play vs. the Giants.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (concussion) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) were both participating in practice Friday and are listed as questionable for Sunday vs. Philadelphia. Cornerback Brent Grimes (groin) and defensive tackle Vita Vea (calf) both will not play.
- Indianapolis Colts left tackle Anthony Castanzo (hamstring) did not participate in practice and has been ruled out for Sunday, coach Frank Reich said. Defensive tackleDenico Autry (ankle) and Chris Milton (concussion) also won't play against the Washington Redskins. Running back Marlon Mack (hamstring) is listed as questionable after being a full participant in practice. Safety Clayton Geathers (knee) is also questionable.
- Los Angeles Chargers wideout Travis Benjamin is questionable to play in Buffalo Sunday due to a foot injury.
- Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein (ankle/shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice all week and has been declared out for Sunday's game.
- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is listed as questionable on the injury report. Guard David DeCastro (hand) and cornerback Joe Haden (hamstring) are both doubtful. Defensive end Cameron Heyward (knee), tight end Vance McDonald (foot) and cornerback Artie Burns (toe) are all listed as questionable.
- Houston Texans wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins (foot), Will Fuller (hamstring) were each listed as questionable for Sunday against the Titans. Wide receivers Sammie Coates (hamstring) and Keke Coutee (hamstring) were downgraded Saturday to out after being listed questionable on Friday. Cornerback Johnson Bademosi (knee), pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney (back/elbow) and defensive end Christian Covington (thigh/knee) are all questionable as well.