New York Jets superstar Aaron Rodgers might be the latest casualty of artificial turf.
For years, players have gotten major knee and ankle injuries because of this surface.
Countless players and the NFLPA have constantly called out the league and its owners for refusing to get rid of it, and a recent investigation by the league concluded that there was no direct correlation between turf and players getting hurt.
Notably, Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari doesn’t want to hear anything about that.
Following Rodgers’ injury, he took to Twitter to put the league on blast for not caring about football players.
He also stated that the NFL cares more about soccer players, which is why they agreed to take turf out for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
Congrats @nfl. How many more players have to get hurt on ARTIFICIAL TURF??! You care more about soccer players than us. You plan to remove all artificial turf for the World Cup coming up. So clearly it’s feasible.
I’m sick of this..Do better!
— David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) September 12, 2023
Notably, his former teammate had seemingly tried to recruit him to join him in the Big Apple, but that’s highly unlikely now.
The Jets’ Super Bowl aspirations took a major blow when Rodgers fell with that injury.
But more than that, we’re talking about this potentially being the end of a legend’s career.
Rodgers is 39 years old already, and hurting his Achilles means he’s going to be out for at least one year and not many players are able to come back to an elite level after suffering that kind of injury, let alone at that age.NEXT: Aaron Rodgers' Injury Could Also Affect The Packers