Rodgers Feared to Have Suffered Serious Achilles Injury, Jets Reveal

New York Jets Quarterback Aaron Rodgers in August 2023
New York Jets Quarterback Aaron Rodgers in August 2023. Photo by Dave Shopland/Shutterstock (14065651z)

The New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh revealed his team’s fears that quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have suffered a serious Achilles injury during his debut against the Buffalo Bills. Saleh confirmed that the 39-year-old player will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

Because a torn Achilles is a season-ending injury, the Jets are concerned not just about their Super Bowl hopes without Rodgers in the team but also for Rodgers’ future in the sport given that he is in his twilight years on the field. “The MRI is probably going to confirm what we think is going to happen, so prayers tonight,” Saleh stated. “But it’s not good.”

Just 10:56 before the end of the first quarter, Rodgers tried to spin out of a sack by defensive end Leonard Floyd before collapsing. While the Jets emerged as 22-16 overtime winners, the potential absence of the future Hall of Famer would be a major setback for the team. Former starter Zach Wilson replaced Rodgers, throwing a touchdown pass to rally the Jets to victory.

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