Rodgers left his first Jets drive with an undisclosed injury
Euphoria quickly became terror and heartbreak for New York Jets fans at MetLife Stadium on Monday night.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers left the game with an ankle injury after Gang Green’s newly-minted starting thrower suffered an undisclosed injury on the fourth offensive play of his metropolitan debut against the Buffalo Bills.
The Jets have labeled Rodgers’ return as questionable.
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Rodgers was injured when he was sacked by Western New York newcomer Leonard Floyd. He briefly attempted to walk the injury off but sat down on the field shortly after. He was escorted off the field by Jets medical personnel and was immediately taken to the blue medical tent.
A cart was driven to the tent shortly after and took Rodgers to the locker room, limping toward further observations. Zach Wilson took over the rest of the drive for the Jets, who lasted two more plays on offense before they were forced to punt.
Any long-term Rodgers injury would likely place a huge cloud over the Jets’ season, one that was filled to the brim with hope upon his arrival.
Following a Tyler Bass field goal, the Bills lead the Jets 3-0 in the first quarter. He has not missed any extended time since 2017, when he was limited to only nine games due to a collarbone injury.
[[UPDATE: 9:50 p.m. ET]]: The Jets have officially ruled Rodgers out but clarified that x-rays were negative.
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Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags