Aaron Rodgers has completed surgery for his torn Achilles tendon, he revealed on his Instagram story.
The quarterback admitted he was ‘completely heartbroken’ following his season-ending injury suffered on Monday vs. the Bills, but appeared to be in happier spirits as he posed with a soft smile from a hospital bed.
‘Surgery went great yesterday,’ he wrote on top of the picture on his Instagram story.
‘Thank you for all the love and prayers and support. And thanks to the [GOAT] Dr. El Attrache and his staff for starting me on the road to a recovery.’
Rodgers’ new beginning with the Jets lasted only four plays before it came to a sudden and violent end.
Jets QB Aaron Rodgers completed surgery for his torn Achilles tendon on Wednesday
The quarterback sustained the injury getting sacked by Leonard Floyd minutes into the game
Rodgers lasted just four snaps of his Jets debut before damaging his Achilles
After his offensive line gave in to the Bills pass rush, Leonard Floyd got to Rodgers in the backfield.
As Floyd sacked the four-time MVP, Rodgers’ foot got caught in the artificial turf at MetLife Stadium and his Achilles snapped – requiring the QB to be helped off the field and then carted to the locker room.
After further evaluation by team doctors and an MRI, he was diagnosed with an Achilles rupture – ending his season.
Following his stunning injury on Monday, Rodgers posted on Instagram: ‘Thank you to every person that has reached out, called, texted, DM’d, connected through a friend, etc. It has meant a ton to me, and I’ll try and get back to all of you soon
‘I’m completely heartbroken and moving through all of the emotions, but deeply touched and humbled by the support and love. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I begin the healing process today.
Jets coach Robert Saleh said he has not discussed retirement with quarterback Aaron Rodgers
‘The night is darkest before the dawn. And I shall rise yet again.
‘Proud of my guys, 1-0’.
On Wednesday, coach Robert Saleh says he would be ‘shocked’ if Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles injury spells the end of his NFL career.
‘I haven’t gone down that road with him,’ Saleh said. I’d be shocked if this is the way he’s going to go out.’
The coach added: ‘He’s working through a whole lot of things he needs to deal with. That will be the last thing talk to him about.’
Rodgers’ injury sparked immediate speculation over whether the Jets would look to bring in another veteran quarterback to fill the hole left by the four-time MVP.
But, according to reports on Wednesday, neither Tom Brady nor Colin Kaepernick will be under center for Saleh’s team, with the Jets instead focusing on adding someone familiar with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett’s system.
Saleh has made it clear that the team is putting its faith in Zach Wilson as the starting quarterback.