With defensive lineman Justin Smith and to a lesser extent outside linebacker Aldon Smith nursing injures the San Francisco 49ers need every advantage they can get to defeat the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. On his weekly radio show quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed he’s been sick this week.
Now this isn’t Earth shattering news, it’s winter, these guys are outside all the time and Rodgers is in Wisconsin so getting sick right now is normal but this is good timing for the 49ers. The Packers run game isn’t anything to be scared of and although they have a good defense, they don’t compare to the Niners on that side of the ball and they are the one of two teams in the league with a worse off kicking situation than that of San Francisco.
That leaves Aaron Rodgers as the potential kryptonite to the 49ers moving one step closer to a Superbowl appearance this season. I haven’t played organized sports since high school and I work in an office, I like to think that I’m not a wimp and I have a hard time working up to my full potential when I am under the weather, let’s just hope Rodgers does as well.
Here’s what Rogers had to say about his condition.
“I’m feeling a little bit under the weather,” Rodgers said on WAUK-AM (540). “This sickness thing is just going around a little bit. I didn’t get the real bad stuff some of the guys had who had to go home. . . . But I’m hoping with a couple of good nights’ sleep I’ll be 100%.
“I’m not worried about me being sick,” Rodgers said. “I have some good medicine and I’m feeling better. A couple of days ago, I didn’t feel good at all. I’m feeling progressively better.”
His comments shouldn’t come as a surprise, no way he’s going to come out and say he’s worried or that the illness is going to negatively affect him this Saturday, let’s just hope he’s wrong.