- Aaron Rodgers is a football superstar
- He currently plays for the New York Jets
- THESE are the details of his new injury
Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. Rodgers began his college football career at Butte College in 2002 before transferring to University of California. The big QB has gone on to become one of the most influential players in the whole game.
But sadly, Rodgers has picked up a horrific injury after tearing his left Achilles tendon, which is very painful, and has a very lengthy recovery process. Pundits believe this will mean he is out for the rest of the season!
Aaron will leave a big hole in his absence
An MRI on Tuesday confirmed the four-time MVP's Achilles injury, according to the person who spoke to 'The Associated Press' on condition of anonymity, because the team didn't announce it. Coach Robert Saleh was scheduled to speak to reporters on a video call later Tuesday. Zach Wilson replaced Rodgers in Monday night's game as the Jets defeated the Buffalo Bills 22-16 overtime. And it looks like he'll be the guy for the foreseeable future.
"Personally, I don't hurt for me, I don't hurt for our locker room," Saleh said after the game. "I hurt for Aaron and how much he has invested in all of this. I'm going to say a prayer. I'm still going to hold out hope. But my heart's with Aaron right now, nobody else."
But how did the injury even happen? After a 26-yard run by Breece Hall on the Jets' opening play, Rodgers threw his first pass away after getting heavy pressure from Greg Rousseau. Then, Rodgers tried to avoid a rushing player, who wrapped up the quarterback and took him down. Rodgers appeared to reach down at his leg before trainers attended to him.
He stood up after a few moments, but needed help getting to New York's sideline. As soon as he limped, fans feared the worst!
Rodgers was taken to the blue medical tent to be examined, and then sat on a cart. Halfway to the locker room, he hopped off the cart and kept limping inside.
Fans are truly gutted, because Rodgers was supposed to be the Jets' talisman going forward this season. Rodgers, who spent his first 18 seasons with Green Bay, raised expectations for the Jets and their fan base when he said he expects to win in New York and pointed out during his introductory news conference that the team's only Super Bowl trophy looks "lonely."
Pundits have gone crazy over the news, wondering what this means for odd makers and bookies. According to EPSN, 'Caesars Sportsbook' moved the Jets' Super Bowl odds from 16-1 to 35-1, while other books made more dramatic adjustments.
'DraftKings', on the other hand, elected to credit customers who placed any bets based on Rodgers' statistical performance against the Buffalo Bills. Only six teams had better Super Bowl odds than the Jets entering the season at Caesars Sportsbook. On Tuesday morning, with Rodgers' future in question, 13 teams had better odds.
Do you feel like betting now?