Aaron Rodgers suffered an ankle injury on Monday evening five minutes after his debut with the New York Jets.
Rodgers was traded from the Green Bay Packers to the Jets in April 2023.
In a show of patriotism on the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Rodgers took the field carrying a giant American flag.
Aaron Rodgers enters the field with the American flag 🙌
—NFL (@NFL) September 12, 2023
According to sports reporters, Aaron Rodgers was fired by Leonard Floyd.
Shortly after taking the goal, Rodgers was carted off the field.
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— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 12, 2023
Yahoo Sports reported:
Less than five minutes into Aaron Rodgers’ first game with the New York Jets on Monday, before he even pitched for a complete game, he left the game with an injury. The cart had to come and take him out of the medical tent and take him back to the locker room.
The Jets just can’t have nice things.
In the first quarter of his long-awaited debut with the Jets, Rodgers was sacked by Leonard Floyd. It didn’t look like a big hit or an obvious injury. But Rodgers looked to the sideline and then sat down on the MetLife Stadium lawn, indicating he was injured. He was helped by the training staff and went to the medical tent. The Jets said Rodgers had an ankle injury and his return was questionable. During the second quarter, Rodgers was ruled out and the Jets added that X-rays came back negative.
Rodgers had officially thrown just one pass, an incompletion he threw away when under pressure. He played four snaps before leaving the game.