The first Monday Night Football game of the 2023 season started with an unfortunate injury for the New York Jets.
After just a few plays, Aaron Rodgers went down with an apparent leg injury, but the severity was immediately unknown.
Many experts speculate that it was an Achilles tear, but the specifics are still unknown.
This caused players and fans to give Rodgers their condolences, including Patrick Mahomes.
Hate that, man… Praying for the best 🙏🏽
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) September 12, 2023
Mahomes indicated he is “praying for the best” for Rodgers moving forward.
Rodgers was brought into the Jets’ organization to help turn things around.
If he did suffer an Achilles tear, this not only put the rest of their season in jeopardy, but his career could be in major trouble.
ACL tears look different for every player, and many have come back from them in recent seasons.
However, Rodgers isn’t young anymore.
The older you get, the tougher it can be to recover from injury, especially injuries of this severity.
This situation will be closely monitored by fellow players and fans across the league who are hoping and praying for the best outcome.
After Rodgers’ injury during this contest, it was up to Zach Wilson to lead the charge, hoping to put together an opening night win for the home team.
While they may have needed to go into overtime to do it, the Jets came away with the victory.
A small consolation after learning of Rodgers’ injury, but it was a win nonetheless, starting their season off on the right foot.NEXT: NFL Insider Reveals Aaron Rodgers X-Ray Update