Aaron Rodgers is feeling optimistic after undergoing surgery for his torn Achilles tendon.
“The operation went very well yesterday. Thank you for all the love, prayers and support,” Rodgers, 39, wrote via his Instagram Story on Thursday, September 14, alongside a photo of himself in a hospital bed. “And thanks to the GOAT Dr. ElAttrache and his staff for starting me on the road to recovery.”
Rodgers was removed from the field after suffering the injury in his debut game as quarterback for the New York Jets on Monday, September 11. While Rodgers was being attended to by medical staff, head coach Robert Saleh addressed the health problem.
“[We’re] worried about his Achilles. MRIs will likely confirm what we think is already happening with his Achilles tendon, so prayers tonight. But it’s not good,” he told reporters at a post-match press conference, according to CNN.
The injury required an MRI, which confirmed that the athlete would not be able to return to competition this season. “An MRI today confirmed that Aaron Rodgers officially tore his Achilles tendon in the fourth game of his Jets career. Rodgers’ season is now officially over. There are already questions about whether his Hall of Fame career is as well.” ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted on Tuesday, September 12 about Rodgers’ future with the team.
Rodgers later addressed the injury via Instagram, telling fans he was “absolutely heartbroken” to be out for the season but “humbled” by all the support.
“Thank you to everyone who reached out, called, texted, contacted, connected through a friend, etc. It meant a lot to me, and I’ll try to get back to you all soon ❤️,” he wrote via Instagram. “I am heartbroken and going through all the emotions, but deeply touched and humbled by the support and love. 💔”
Rodgers was traded to the Jets from the Green Bay Packers in April. The athlete played for the Wisconsin team for the first eighteen seasons of his NFL career. Two months after signing with the Jets, Rodgers reportedly took a pay cut, with ESPN claiming he signed a restructured two-year contract with his new team that guaranteed him a $75 million salary for 2023 and 2024, which would be $35 million is less than its previous one. agreement.
Prior to the Jets vs. Bill’s confrontation on Monday spoke to Rodgers about the importance of manifesting and expressing what one wants to see accomplished.
“I visualize [winning the Super Bowl] all the time,” Rodgers said recently per The Athletics. “That’s part of training your mind and being purposeful with your words about manifesting those thoughts, goals and dreams into reality. You must first have that faith. I strongly believe in that. That’s why we talk about it, we don’t shy away from it.”