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Rodgers Reportedly Has Calf Tear

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 23: Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers avoids a tackle by Robert Blanton #36 of the Minnesota Vikings as Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the second quarter of the game on November 23, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Packers defeated the Vikings 24-21. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

    There is no doubt the Green Bay Packers will have Aaron Rodgers under center when they take on the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday's NFC Divisional playoff game.

    The question right now seems to be how healthy and how effective the game's best quarterback will be playing with what is being termed a significant calf strain that has recently been said to possibly be torn, as well.

    It's all semantics, considering a severe calf strain is, indeed, a tear, but regardless of terminology, Rodgers' calf is injured, and it seems to be fairly significant.

    ESPN reported that a doctor familiar with Rodgers' injury said: "There’s no question he will play, but there’s also no question he will not be 100 percent. The question is whether he’ll be 95 percent or 50 percent.”

    If Rodgers is 50 percent, the Packers could be in trouble.

    One thing that makes Rodgers so effective is his mobility in the pocket and his ability to not only throw on the move but also to scramble when needed. Of course, the Cowboys have to assume he'll be closer to the 95 percent and slinging it around like usual once the adrenaline starts flowing, but we'll all find out on Sunday.