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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is absent from Wednesday practice, but coach Matt LaFleur isn’t concerned

In the final play of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, the Hail Mary attempt was beaten by Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers from the Giants’ defensive line.

That block ended with Rodgers being left with an injured thumb that kept him sidelined this week – and left him out of practice on Wednesday. Rodgers appeared on Tuesday’s Pat McAfee Show and said he was still sore from the blow.

Despite the injuries — and the absence — Packers head coach Matt LaFleur isn’t worried about the reigning MVP’s health.

“I don’t think we’re very worried about game day,” LaFleur told reporters at a news conference on Wednesday.

Rodgers completed 25 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns in London during his loss. He found longtime teammate Randall Cobb for seven catches and 99 yards as his top target.

The Packers have struggled to finish games all season – with each of their last three games decided by a point.

They will try to win in a more convincing way at home to the New York Jets this Sunday.

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