New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered an Achilles injury in his first game with his new team on Monday night that will require him to miss the remainder of the 2023 NFL season. Rodgers joining the Jets was one of the major headlines of the offseason. But now, New York will have to move forward without him.
On Friday, fresh off of surgery to repair his left Achilles tendon, the four-time NFL MVP joined the “Pat McAfee Show” to discuss the past week, and what his plan is moving forward. Rodgers offered his thanks to everyone who has reached out and offered their support, and said that he knew as soon as the injury happened that he tore his Achilles.
“Monday was an amazing day to start, amazing night running on the field with the flag, electric. And then it turned into one of the toughest 24-hour stretches I’ve had in my life, for sure,” Rodgers said. “Lot of sadness, lot of tears, lot of dark frustration and anger, all the gamut of emotions. But then the sun rose the next day and I found myself in L.A. and had surgery on Wednesday and since then I’ve been feeling better.”
Rodgers said he didn’t want to make any statement about when he could return, but when pushed by former teammate A.J. Hawk, who asked Rodgers if he could come back this season, the QB replied with, “I think as Kevin Garnett said, ‘Anything is possible.'”
The future Pro Football Hall of Famer said that this injury was an emotional experience for him, and there were periods of sadness and anger — passion manifesting itself in different forms.
“I just care about it so much it just hit me like a ton of bricks for 24 hours,” Rodgers said. “There were moments of just sobbing.”
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Author : Jordan Dajani
Publish date : 2023-09-15 20:08:02
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