Jets QB Aaron Rodgers is declared “fine” by HC Robert Saleh following OTA scare

The New York Jets and their fans breathed a hypothetical collective sigh of relief as head coach Robert Saleh declared star quarterback Aaron Rodgers “fine” following a recent scare during OTAs. Rodgers, the Jets’ newly acquired signal-caller, was spotted favoring his ankle on the field, causing concerns about a potentially serious injury. 

However, Saleh’s reassurance that Rodgers is on the mend and undergoing rehab offers hope that the setback will likely be temporary. 

Aaron Rodgers OTA scare

Aaron Rodgers

There is never a good time for a team’s star quarterback to get hurt, and that’s exactly what seemed to happen to New York Jets’ shiny new signal-caller Aaron Rodgers during Monday’s OTAs.

Dianna Russini of ESPN spotted Rodgers “favoring his ankle” on the field, raising concerns about a potentially serious injury. However, those concerns were later eased when Rodgers returned to the middle of the field to join his teammates. 

The nature of the injury remained unclear at the time, leaving many fans and the Jets officials anxious about the quarterback’s condition.

Robert Saleh’s Opinion on Rodgers’ Fitness

Jets head coach Robert Saleh provided an update on Aaron Rodgers’ condition, reassuring fans and teammates that the quarterback’s injury is not severe. Rodgers did not participate in Wednesday’s OTA session due to a right calf strain but is reportedly on the road to recovery.

“He’s fine,” Saleh confidently stated. “Just doing a bunch of rehab. He’ll be limited today and then just hoping to ease him back in, hopefully, full on Friday. For sure next week.”

Rodgers, wearing a sleeve on his injured calf, took on a coaching role during the practice, offering guidance and support to his new teammates. Meanwhile, rookie quarterback Zach Wilson took the reins under center with the starters.

Aaron Rodgers

Saleh expressed his satisfaction with Wilson’s performance and highlighted the importance of allowing him to find his rhythm on the field. “I think he’s been doing a good job,” Saleh commented on Wilson’s progress. 

While the sight of Aaron Rodgers favoring his ankle during the Jets’ OTAs initially raised concerns, the reassurance from head coach Robert Saleh regarding the quarterback’s condition comes as a relief for the team and its fans.

Although the quarterback sat out Wednesday’s session due to a calf strain, the injury is not expected to keep him sidelined for long. With Rodgers on the mend and Wilson growing more comfortable in the offense, the Jets seem optimistic about their quarterback situation moving forward.

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