Aaron Rodgers has a theory about why he might have injured himself Tuesday before the New York Jets’ second OTA practice. Rodgers told reporters he sustained a minor calf strain during Tuesday’s pre-practice conditioning portion of the Jets workout.
Rodgers said he didn’t think the injury was too serious after missing practice Tuesday. He thinks he’ll be back for the Jets OTAs this week. A video leaked Saturday night showed Rodgers dancing at a Taylor Swift concert over the weekend, so it appears the injury is under control. It was a brief scare for Jets fans who saw their team pour vast resources into hoping Rodgers could lead the team to the Super Bowl this year.
Aaron Rodgers says the New York Jets’ training is different
Rodgers speculated as to what may have caused the injury in his appearance as a guest on the Sirius XM show Rise and Schein. Rodgers appeared to suggest the Jets’ training methods were different than what he was used to after nearly two decades with the Green Bay Packers. While he didn’t blame the Jets’ training staff, Rodgers said the new techniques were giving his aging body a fit:
“It’s a different type of training at times here, which is great,” Rodgers said. “I mean I love our training staff, and the performance staff is great. I’m doing some things I haven’t done in 19 years–it’s been a while. But yeah, just kind of tweaked it a little bit. But I’m fine. If I’m not out there [Wednesday], I’ll be out there next week. Like I said, it’s a nothing deal. I just thought it was best to not push it.”
It’s a good thing Rodgers is showing up to OTAs this season. He has a lot of adjustments to make with the team before the season starts. One of those changes is how the Jets’ strength and conditioning staff operates. With Rodgers’ body being much older than most of his teammates, he must get used to their workouts. The Jets might have to create a pre-practice activity for the quarterback before the season so he doesn’t hurt himself before getting onto the playing field.
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