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Aaron Rodgers: I initially thought I popped my Achilles

Aaron Rodgers gets two weeks of rest before the Packers play their next game. It sounds like he'll need it.

During his weekly spot on ESPN Radio, Rodgers said that he's feeling "a little better" after two days of treatment on his injured calf. The MVP favorite injured his calf in Week 16, then aggravated the injury in a different area during Sunday's win over the Lions.

Rodgers feared the worst when he crashed to the Lambeau Field turf late in the second quarter on Sunday.

"My initial thought was I popped my Achilles," Rodgers said, via ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

Rodgers believes the two-week break will put him in a better spot health-wise than when he entered the Lions matchup on just one week of recovery time. He declined to estimate if he can get back near 100 percent by the time the Packers next take the field.

"Can't say either way what percentage it will be," he said, "but I hope it's going to be feeling better than it was last weekend."

Rodgers was also asked about Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who initially was suspended for Detroit's playoff game against the Cowboys for stepping on Rodgers' injured leg at the conclusion of a play on Sunday. Suh's suspension was later reduced to a $70,000 fine.

"If you step on somebody, the first reaction seems to be apologizing or looking back and I'm not sure that's what happened," he said.

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