The four-time MVP and new signing of the New York Jets, Aaron Rodgers had the least fortunate debut in Week 1 of the NFL when he suffered an ankle injury against the Buffalo Bills that took him to the locker room and forced him to say goodbye to the field.
In just his second appearance in the game after the only pass he attempted failed, Rodgers was involved in a collision with Leonard Floyd that immediately led him to show obvious signs of pain.
Although he tried to stand up and continue in action, the experienced 39-year-old noticed that he could not stand up. and had to be assisted by the team’s medical staff.
Upon arriving at the Jets bench, he spoke with the kinesiologist and was later taken to the locker room in a care car, with a prognosis that did not allow him to return.
At first it was thought that Rodgers could be back due to previous information from the team, but they later confirmed that his participation in the match had ended.
The Jets medical staff performed initial tests to determine the extent of the injury and In principle, the X-rays confirmed that he does not suffer from any fracture.but in the next few hours the quarterback is expected to undergo an MRI to complete the medical checkup.
In this way, although Rodgers’ official debut was sealed this Monday, we will have to wait a few weeks to see the quarterback in action again in uniform with the Jets shirt.
Despite the absence of the star, the Jets were able to recover from an initial 13-0 deficit and with a comeback that was sealed in overtime and that included a touchdown by rookie Xavier Gipson, they achieved a 22-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills.