Regardless of how the New York Jets’ sport goes in opposition to the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, followers can be joyful to see Aaron Rodgers getting in some work on the MetLife Stadium turf.
Rodgers was seen throwing some footballs earlier than the Jets took on the Eagles. And he didn’t want any crutches or help in just a little greater than 4 weeks since his Achilles surgical procedure.
Rodgers didn’t run round however remained in a stationery place as he threw passes to some Jets workers in addition to injured cornerback Sauce Gardner, who was dominated out with a concussion earlier than the sport.
However it was clear Rodgers was placing weight on that surgically repaired Achilles, delivering passes round 15 yards.
Rodgers wasn’t anticipated to be in East Rutherford on Sunday as he famous his rehab was going to be executed in California earlier than returning to the Jets after the Week 7 bye. However Rodgers, who was current two weeks in the past for the Jets’ sport in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, can be current to look at his Gang Inexperienced squad once more.
Rodgers additionally talked about that he wouldn’t rule out enjoying once more this season after struggling the torn Achilles on Sept. 11 – simply 4 snaps into his Jets tenure. The 39-year-old’s purpose is to defy expectations that he’ll want a complete yr earlier than returning to the sector once more.
Whereas we don’t know the place Rodgers is at on his restoration timeline, the truth that he’s throwing shut to 5 weeks after surgical procedure without having help is fairly exceptional.
In accordance with ESPN, Rodgers is utilizing blood stream restriction remedy, which permits the constructing of muscle across the restore with “low-load train.” Nevertheless, the Achilles wants round three months to achieve a full restoration earlier than an athlete can begin doing extra explosive rehab, which incorporates leaping and working.
There are nonetheless many skeptics surrounding Rodgers’ return to the sector this season due to that timeline that often takes place for Achilles restoration. However don’t inform the four-time MVP that.
In the meantime, the Jets improved to 2-3 final week after they took down the Denver Broncos on the street, a much-needed win for head coach Robert Saleh and Rodgers’ substitute, quarterback Zach Wilson.
The Jets will proceed to lean on Wilson, however Rodgers’ restoration journey took an enormous step within the public’s eye on Sunday to the purpose the place some skeptics may begin believing he can return sooner or later this yr.