Aaron Rodgers is in attendance at Organized Team Activities with the New York Jets. His decision to attend has ruffled the feathers of many Green Bay Packers fans after he skipped those same activities with the team over the last two seasons. Regardless, it is a smart decision on his part to bond with his new teammates and build the required chemistry with players he has not played before. However, it appears that the four-time NFL MVP has suffered an ankle injury on the Jets’ second day of OTA’s.
New York Jets Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Suffers an Ankle Injury
Dianna Russini is a NFL reporter for ESPN that covered the Rodgers trade from the Jets’ perspective. Tuesday is the first day that media members were allowed to view teams’ OTA’s, and she captured a photo of Rodgers heading off to the sidelines during practice with an apparent ankle injury:
Aaron Rodgers off to the side, favoring his ankle, checking it. Something clearly not right. pic.twitter.com/LGaxwVVCdI
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 23, 2023
The severity of the injury is not yet known, but Jets fans must be concerned about it at this point. After all, the team paid a pretty decent price in draft picks to acquire the future Hall of Famer. If this is something that will linger, it could affect his play all season long.
Aaron Rodgers Injury History
Of course, Rodgers has dealt with numerous injuries throughout his career, as many NFL players have. While still a backup to Brett Favre, Rodgers suffered a broken foot. He has also broken his collar bone twice, injuries that have cost him an equivalent of a full NFL season. In 2019, he played most of the season on a broken leg that he suffered in Week One against the Chicago Bears. Last year, Rodgers played a fair portion of the season with a broken thumb on his throwing hand.
At 39-years old, any injury could be a big deal, no matter how well he takes care of his body.
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