Just a few minutes after learning that Tariq Woolen underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee, we learned that New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers was off to the side of the field, favoring his ankle. Although it appears that everything will be okay for the 39-year-old quarterback, Jets fans everywhere collectively held their breath for a minute.
Aaron Rodgers Injury Update
The Jets’ new QB was seen without a helmet, gingerly walking on an upset ankle.
“It looks like we won’t see Rodgers practice today,” Brian Costello tweeted. “He is watching the drills with no helmet. The good news is he is still out here. If he was really hurt, he would be inside. It is also May 23.”
An ankle injury is nothing to scoff at, but a minor injury in May is not the end of the world for New York’s venture with Rodgers. ESPN reporter Dianna Russini tweeted that Rodgers later joined the rest of the offensive group, but he did not don a helmet. Ryan Dunleavy tweeted that Rodgers had a slight limp in his walk.
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Rodgers hasn’t missed an NFL game over the past five seasons. He was injured in 2017 and played only seven games, but it had been 2013 when Rodgers had last missed a game prior to that. Overall, Rodgers has been a pillar of health at the position.
Prior to the practice scare, Russini spoke to multiple players and coaches in New York about Rodgers’ impact so far. She was told many things, including that the standard has risen, little details are significant to the QB, and that he has a lot of say.
Jets X-Factor co-founder Robby Sabo updated the situation recently.
“Aaron Rodgers went jogging into the facility at some point during or shortly after the warmup period. He’s not partaking in anything on the field now, hanging out with [Nathaniel] Hackett with helmet off.”