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Aaron Rodgers will start Week 12 vs. Rams despite fractured toe

We break down the news that Aaron Rodgers will miss practice to rest his toe in Week 12.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks on during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.  Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Rodgers will play through his injury and start Week 12 against the Rams, head coach Matt LaFleur said. The quarterback will sit out the rest of the week’s practice sessions but he’s good to go for the game.

Thursday update: Rodgers is not practicing again Thursday, according to Rob Demovsky. The quarterback is dealing with a fractured toe and likely will carry a designation in Week 12 against the Rams. There’s nothing to suggest Rodgers won’t play through the issue.

Wednesday update: Rodgers doesn’t have “Covid toe” like he jokingly said on his personal media outlet the Pat McAfee show. He even showed his toe to the world.

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters on Wednesday that starting QB Aaron Rodgers’ practice plan will be similar to last week, when he only practiced on Friday and on a limited basis, per Rob Demovsky. LaFleur added that Rodgers’ toe injury will be handled day by day.

Fantasy football implications

Last week, Rodgers played in his second straight game after missing the Packers’ Week 9 contest against the Kansas City Chiefs due to COVID-19. The All-Pro QB was dealing with a toe injury in the team’s Week 11 win over the Vikings, but he still managed to complete 23-of-33 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns. He also scored a season-high 33.5 fantasy points.

If Rodgers’ toe injury worsens over the week, we could see Jordan Love back under center for the Packers. Love was solid in his first NFL start on the road in Week 9, completing 19-of-34 passes for 190 yards, a touchdown, an interception, and had 23 rushing yards.