New York Jets fans were holding their breath Tuesday when it appeared that their new quarterback Aaron Rodgers injured his foot while participating in organized team activities. But luckily for fans and Rodgers, it doesn’t seem like anything big.
Rodgers addressed the media after watching the team’s practice all day from the sidelines and put everyone’s fears to rest. He had just “tweaked” his calf during the warmup and decided it made sense for him to push it too far on a veteran day.
Rodgers said he doesn’t really know what he was doing when his calf twitched, but thinks he was running and doesn’t expect it to keep him out for long. And even if it ends up being a more serious injury than just a “tweak,” it may only be. He will have three months to recover before anyone is concerned about him missing any regular season time.
Zach Wilson, the Jets’ former starting QB, took first-team reps while Rodgers was out on Tuesday. Wilson will likely continue to do so if Rodgers needs an extra day or two to rest his calf.