Aaron Rodgers is out for the season with a game-ending ankle injury

Aaron Rodgers is officially out for the season after a game-winning ankle injury

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Aaron Rodgers is out for the remainder of the season after tearing his Achilles tendon in his fourth game for the New York Jets.

Rodgers, 39, was taken off the field after suffering an ankle injury at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Monday, September 11, while his team played the Buffalo Bills. The injury required an MRI scan, which confirmed that the athlete could not return to play this season.

“An MRI confirmed today that Aaron Rodgers officially tore his Achilles tendon in the fourth game of his Jets career. Rodgers’ season is now officially over. There are already questions about whether his Hall of Fame career is.” ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted on Tuesday, Sept. 12, about Rodgers’ future with the team.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh addressed the health issue as Rodgers received medical care. “[We’re] worried about his Achilles. The MRI will likely confirm what we think is already happening with his Achilles tendon, so pray tonight. But it’s not good,” he told reporters during a postgame press conference, according to CNN.

Before joining the Jets, Rodgers spent the first 18 seasons of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. The professional quarterback, who set numerous records during his time with the Packers, announced his retirement earlier this year.

“I’m not sure it’s possible to fully express my gratitude to the @packers, our incredible fans, the state of Wisconsin, the thousands of players I’ve met, the incredible men and women who work for the organization , and the amazing people I got to meet along the way in a 10 picture post, but I hope you read this and feel my heart and soul filled with love, joy and peace about my time in green and gold. 💚💛,” he wrote via Instagram in April. “I grew up in Green Bay, was drafted at 21, fell in love with the game, made some lifelong friends and have memories that will last a lifetime.”

Aaron Rodgers is officially out for the season after a game-winning ankle injury
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Rodgers added: “Thank you to the fans, you made every run out of the tunnel special, every home game magical, and it was an honor to be your QB. “To my teammates, I love you all and am grateful for the moments on and off the field that brought us closer. I’ve played with legends, I’ve played with friends; Thank you for believing in me and always having my back ❤️ This is not the end for us, see you again Green Bay, you will always have my heart ❤️.”

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“The team gave up significant parts to only sign a one-year contract. I am aware of that. Anything could happen with my body or the success we’re having this year, but I’m having a lot of fun, so I really don’t see this as a one-year thing,” Rodgers told ESPN at the time. “We all turned the tide. It’s a new chapter. I think it will be exciting for Green Bay moving forward. I definitely had a lot of fun out here.”

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LindsayLowe@worldtimetodays.com.

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