Robert Saleh Opens up on Aaron Rodgers Injury vs. Bills, Jets Plans
Aaron Rodgers just attempted one throw in his New York Jets debut on Monday, September 11.
Rodgers was sacked by Buffalo Bills EDGE Leonard Floyd with 11:46 left in the first quarter. He stood for a moment, sat back down on the turf, and had to be assisted off the field.
After the game, head coach Robert Saleh told the reporters that they are concerned about Rodgers' "torn Achilles" and that it does not look good.
He will get an MRI on Tuesday, September 12, and "they expect it to confirm the tear," according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, if Rodgers suffers an Achilles tear, his season "would be over."
The MRI will eventually reveal the entire picture, but Rapoport stated that there is no "optimism."
Saleh stated that he will say a "prayer" and hope that the injury isn't as severe as they fear, but it doesn't appear promising. He did say after the game that if Rodgers is out, Zach Wilson "will be the guy."
Wilson completed 14 of 21 throws for 140 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
The atmosphere at MetLife Stadium was tremendous before the game, but all of the wind went out of the sails when Rodgers had to be assisted off the field.
The Jets' defense, on the other hand, kept them in the game the entire time. Last season, Gang Green struggled to generate enough turnovers, limiting their potential.
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