The New York Jets were dealt a massive blow in their season opener.
Aaron Rodgers couldn’t even stay on the field for a full drive, leaving early with an apparent Achilles injury.
HC Robert Saleh confirmed after the game that the injury didn’t look good at all, and one can only wonder how much of a toll this could take on a veteran like Rodgers.
We’re talking about a 39-year-old player, which is why some people are already talking about potential retirement.
That’s the case with former NFL player Willie Colon.
While he’s not sure whether this will lead to him walking away from the game, he points out that this will definitely ostracize him, as players on the IR are often separated from the team to try and recover.
“I don’t know if it means retirement, but you gotta question what the future is for Aaron Rodgers going forward.”
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He also states that, while Rodgers is a veteran and is mentally strong, he was brought there to win a Super Bowl, and not being able to even be on the field is going to be very tough for him.
Some speculated that Rodgers was going to be in New York for one or two years max.
He made it clear that he wanted to keep playing for a long time and was having a blast in his first couple of weeks with his new organization.
But last night’s injury could change everything.
How many athletes are able to come back from an Achilles injury and still perform at the highest level?
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