It’s been 79 days since Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles throughout his New York Jets debut in Week 1. For many gamers, that damage would undoubtedly finish their season, however an modern surgical procedure has had Rodgers assured he’ll be capable of return this 12 months.
On Wednesday, he was a restricted participant in follow, marking the primary time he practiced for the reason that damage. The Jets have 21 days to activate him from IR to the total roster.
WATCH: First video of Aaron Rodgers practising since Achilles damage
Whereas it nonetheless feels too good to be true, the group posted an encouraging video from the follow.
It is in gradual movement and a follow setting is hardly near an actual sport setting, however Rodgers did not seem to wrestle a lot as he faked a hand-off, dropped again and bounced round earlier than unloading the throw. We have seen Rodgers warming up at stadiums earlier than video games, however at the moment marks one other step in his speedy restoration.
It was solely yesterday that Rodgers appeared on The Pat McAfee Present and talked about that he’ll solely return if two issues occur: 1) He is totally wholesome and may defend himself and never harm the group, and a pair of) The Jets are in rivalry for a playoff spot and may make a run.
With a restricted follow on Wednesday, Rodgers is getting near No. 1. As for No. 2, the group should rally and shake off a four-game dropping streak as a way to keep alive lengthy sufficient for Rodgers to have the ability to rejoin them.