GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers activated quarterback Aaron Rodgers off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, setting the stage for him to return to action 11 days after testing positive for the virus.
Rodgers had met protocols for returning to play set by the NFL and NFLPA, according to multiple reports confirmed by PackersNews. The NFL Network reported Saturday morning that Rodgers was back inside Lambeau Field and set to be activated and will play Sunday against Seattle.
The Packers had until 3 p.m. to return Rodgers to the 53-man roster so that he would be eligible to play against the Seahawks.
Rodgers also was added to the injury report with a toe injury, but there was no designation with it, meaning he is OK to play.
For Rodgers to return from a mandatory 10-day quarantine, league rules state that he must have passed a cardiac test, not had a fever for 24 hours and seen improvement in his symptoms.
In addition, he must receive clearance from team physician Patrick McKenzie in consultation with Infection Control Education for Major Sports (ICS), an independent agency that provides the NFL with information and risk strategy for dealing with COVID-19.
Rodgers, who is not vaccinated, did not need to pass a COVID-19 test and will not need to be tested again for 90 days.