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Aaron Rodgers suffers torn Achilles, will miss the rest of the season
Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss the entire season after suffering a torn left Achilles during the season opener against the Bills, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The injury is a crushing blow for the Jets who came into the season with serious Super Bowl aspirations.
Rodgers underwent an MRI on Tuesday to reveal the severity of his injury. He has X-rays taken at MetLife Field following his injury and those were negative.
The 39-year-old quarterback made his debut in front of a sold out crowd, running out of the tunnel carrying the American flag pregame.
At 10:56 remaining in the first quarter during the Jets first drive, Rodgers was sacked by Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd. As he was taken to the ground, his left foot seemingly getting stuck in the turf.
Rodgers injured the same lower left leg, a strained calf during OTAs this spring. He didn't miss any practice time in training camp because of the injury.
Following the sack, Rodgers remained on the turf as Jets trainers came running over from the sidelines. He was taken to the blue medical tent following the injury and then was carted to the locker room.
"Personally, I don't hurt for me, I don't hurt for our locker room, I hurt for Aaron and how much he has invested in all this," Saleh said. "I'm still going to say a prayer and hold out hope. My heart is with Aaron."
The Jets will now turn to Zach Wilson under center for the remainder of the season. The third-year quarterback completed 14 of 21 passes for 140 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. He is 8-14 record as a starter during his career.
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