Aaron Rodgers battling illness in advance of NFC Championship Game against Falcons

BY Brett Pollakoff • January 20, 2017

Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Packers and the Falcons (3:05 p.m. ET on FOX) is less than 48 hours away, and a couple of key Green Bay players are dealing with illness.

Aaron Rodgers apparently has caught whatever has been going around, and says both Jordy Nelson and Mason Crosby had it, too. Nelson, who's listed as questionable with broken ribs, stayed away from the team facility Friday as a precaution in case he was contagious.


The Steelers had a similar issue this week, when 15 people at their facility were reportedly dealing with a flu bug. Tight end Ladarius Green missed practice Thursday with an illness, and wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey was one of four players who sat out Wednesday.

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