Aaron Rodgers is speaking out on that painful injury during his debut with the New York Jets.
ICYMI, on Monday night the 39-year-old quarterback was left with a serious tear to his Achilles tendon during the Jets game against the Buffalo Bills. Even though his team won, he definitely wasn’t a winner, because now his injury has made the rest of his season — and career — pretty uncertain. So awful for him!
But Shailene Woodley‘s ex is keeping his optimism. On Wednesday, he took to Instagram to finally speak out regarding his injury, and wrote in a post:
“Thank you to every person that has reached out, called, texted, DM’d, connected through a friend, etc. It has meant a ton to me, and I’ll try and get back to all of you soon “
He went on to say he’s “heartbroken” over what happened, but he’s starting on the road to recovery:
“I’m completely heartbroken and moving through all of the emotions, but deeply touched and humbled by the support and love. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I begin the healing process today.”
Wrapping up his statement, he left his fans with a positive outlook — he’s not giving up just yet:
“The night is darkest before the dawn. And I shall rise yet again. Proud of my guys, 1-0 #”
See his full post (below):
It’s wonderful he’s keeping his spirits up! But sadly, according to NBC, it may be a while before we see him on the field again. The outlet reports it can take as much as 4-6 months to completely heal from a torn Achilles tendon, with professional athletes usually not being able to return to their sport for a year or more.
On top of that, their strength and endurance can be reduced by as much as 30% due to the injury. Ouch! And at his age, and with how many years he’s been in the league, who knows what this means for his future in football. What a way to go down. And right at the very start of the year, too. Ugh!!
We’re sending love and healing to Aaron and wish him a speedy recovery! Not the best timing for sure!
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