New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 39, suffered a serious Achilles tendon injury during his debut game for the New York team and is out of the 2023 NFL (National Football League) season, the professional football league. American from the United States.
An MRI exam showed that the player, elected four times MVP (most valuable player of the season), suffered a complete rupture of his left Achilles tendon during a game played against the Buffalo Bills, at MetLife Stadium, in New Jersey.
Rodgers was injured after an attempted block by opponent Leonard Floyd after just four plays in the match and needed help from his teammates to leave the field. During the play, the quarterback’s left foot got stuck in the grass. He was replaced by Zach Wilson, and the game ended in overtime, with the Jets winning 22-16.
The Jets made a post on the social network X (formerly Twitter) lamenting the injury suffered by the sports star. “It wasn’t the way any of us would have liked, but we know that the commitment you made to the team will continue to impact us moving forward,” says the message.
Rodgers was hired by the New York team in April this year to be one of the team’s leaders, after having spent 18 seasons with the Green Bay Packers. The star was the Jets’ main bet to return to the league playoffs, a stage not reached since 2010.