All too predictably, the variety pack of running backs combined to average a paltry 2.65 yards per carry in Stewart's absence the past three weeks.
Rivera wasn't quite as definitive.
"Jonathan looked good. He had a good day," Rivera said. "We'll see how he is (Thursday), but he took the majority of the reps. He took all the reps that were slated for him as well.
"I'm excited to see him on the football field and hopefully there's no residual, and he'll be ready to roll again at practice."
Although Stewart averaged just 3.0 yards per carry prior to the injury, he was among the league leaders in forced missed tackles, per Pro Football Focus' metrics.
Barring a late-week setback, he will resume lead-back duties against an improving Packers run defense.