The New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed on Thursday that the surgery he underwent to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg went smoothly. “Surgery went great yesterday,” Rodgers announced on a social media post. “Thank you for all the love and prayers and support. And thanks to the [goat emoji] Dr. ElAttrache and his staff for starting me on the road to recovery.”
During the Jets opening game of the new season – a 22-16 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills – Rodgers suffered the season-ending injury, bringing a premature end to his debut for the Jets.
Following his surgery, Rodgers is expected to undergo several months of intensive rehab. According to both Jets coach Robert Saleh and owner Woody Johnson, the 39-year-old player is expected to return to action sometime in 2024.