Rodgers himself sounded like a player who didn't plan on missing Sunday's game, telling reporters, "I'm going on Sunday, just a matter of how."
We'd expect nothing less from Rodgers after McCarthy -- in a must-read piece by NFL Media's Michael Silver -- called his quarterback nothing short of "coach-smart" in his pre- and post-snap recognitions.
Other injuries we're tracking ahead of this weekend's glorious playoff action:
- NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported Wednesday that Panthers defensive lineman Star Lotulelei has a fractured foot and is out for the remainder of the playoffs, according to a source informed of the injury. Coach Ron Rivera left open the possibility of Lotulelei playing in the Super Bowl if the Panthers get there.
- Rivera also noted that wide receiver Philly Brown is making progress with his banged-up shoulder. The rookie, though, only worked on the side during Wednesday's session.