Rodgers, who suffered the injury during his first offensive possession in his first game as a member of the Jets, will miss the entire 2023 season. The injury dampens what was expected to be a major jump for the Jets, who acquired Rodgers in an April trade, and are looking to end a 12-season playoff drought, the NFL’s longest active streak.
It also raises a series of questions about Rodgers’ future in the NFL, his future with the Jets and what, if any, effect the injury will have on his performance on the field, should he decide to play again.
Here is the very latest surrounding Rodgers’ torn Achilles injury.
What’s next for Aaron Rodgers?
As Rodgers and his team prepare for surgery to mend the Achilles tear, he may be experiencing some initial swelling that is common in the first days after the injury. If there is indeed swelling, the surgeon Rodgers chooses may recommend waiting until it subsides before operating. Once completed, Rodgers likely will be limited to rest and very light exercises to maintain a baseline level of fitness. He almost certainly will have to manage the initial post-op pain that is common with Achilles tendon repairs. He will need to avoid stretching the newly repaired tendon. Rodgers also likely will be placed in an Achilles walking boot to immobilize the foot and likely will need the…