GREEN BAY – Back from vacation in New Zealand, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers provided a promising health update during his appearance at Saturday night's NFL Honors ceremony.
Speaking with NFL Network prior to the event, the two-time NFL MVP said he feels "great" after playing through a knee injury he sustained in the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
Rodgers, who won NFL Moment of the Year for his comeback in that 24-23 win over the Bears, was on the injury report for the remainder of the season, but said the injury didn't require surgery. He also has been cleared after sustaining a concussion early in the regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions.
"My body feels really good," Rodgers said. "Instead of getting surgery postseason, decided to kind of go through a different routine with my knee than I've done in the past, and I'm feeling really, really good. Got a concussion the last game, that's cleared up. I'm feeling really good. I'm getting back into my workout routine, but the first month of the offseason is a lot about yoga and traveling."
Rodgers traveled to New Zealand before making a brief stop in Hawaii to cheer on close friend, Jerry Kelly, at a PGA Champions Tour event. The two will again be paired together in next week's Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.
While recovering from the season, Rodgers has paid attention to all the changes currently underway in Green Bay, with Matt LaFleur being hired as the 15th head coach in team history.
The team won't reconvene until the start of the offseason program on April 1, but Rodgers is enthusiastic about what's in store for the Packers in 2019 and beyond.
"A lot of change, in life in general, it's tough at first," Rodgers said. "But it usually works out for the best so I'm excited about what's going on in Green Bay and the future there."