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Aaron Rodgers plans to play with a left knee injury for the third consecutive game Sunday, Sept. 23, and the Green Bay Packers' perennial MVP candidate is concerned his condition will get worse before it improves.

"Obviously that's a concern," Rodgers said Wednesday, Sept. 19. "Hopefully, it goes the other way."

Rodgers did not practice last week until a light workout Saturday, Sept. 15, before playing in Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. He was hurt in the first half of the season opener against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

It's unlikely Rodgers will practice much this week, if at all, but he does plan to be on the field Sunday when the Packers (1-0-1) visit the Redskins (1-1).

"Obviously, I'd love to be better than I was last week as far as health-wise, but there's some factors that are out of my control," Rodgers said.

The Packers are not concerned about Rodgers' mobility after he appeared improved both laterally and moving forward in Week 2. He credited the relatively high temperatures in Green Bay last week for loosening up his knee.

"We're still in a day-by-day mode, I mean, just how he's progressing," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.