New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is addressing speculation surrounding the remarkable speed of his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon. In fact, many are accusing him of faking his injury, to begin with. Now Aaron Rodgers has decided to fire back at his accusers.
Rodgers sustained the injury on September 11, 2023, during the opening Monday Night Football game of the NFL season, and underwent surgery just two days later. While such an injury usually sidelines a player for the entire season, Rodgers claims he could be back on the field sooner than expected.
While speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, Aaron Rodgers addressed those who accused him of faking his injury. Rodgers made it clear that his injury simply healed quickly and he had the best doctor in hand that made it happen.
“It was ruptured. It was fixed by the best doctor in the land, and my entire focus from September 13 has been rehab and getting back on the field.
Let me just shoot you straight. There’s not a lot of people that have the unique situation that I was in. I got hurt first drive of the season. Don’t want to retire, I want to come back. I have the best doctors in the country. My full-time job is rehab. My mindset from the morning after the injury, before I even got surgery, was I’m going to try to do something that nobody has done before. So I poured my entire energy and research into this.”
The quarterback’s determination to overcome the injury definitely shows just how much he loves the game, but that doesn’t mean many people necessarily like him anymore after his antics as of late.
What do you think of what Aaron Rodgers said? Do you believe he was faking his injury? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!