Aaron Rodgers limps out of New York Jets practice after appearing to tweak his right ankle on just the second day of OTAs… with star quarterback forced to watch the session from the sidelines
- Aaron Rodgers walked out for the second day of New York Jets’ OTAs on Tuesday
- He didn’t last long, tweaking his ankle, before he watched on from sidelines
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Aaron Rodgers appeared to suffer a minor ankle injury on the second day of the New York Jets’ OTAs on Tuesday, with the legendary quarterback seen limping to the sidelines to speak to coaches.
Rodgers headed out for the second OTA session with a huge cluster of media watching on, but he didn’t last long, appearing to feel a tweak in his ankle.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback then limped to the side of the field, appearing to favor leaning on his left foot, and did not take any further part in the session.
Writing on Twitter, ESPN’s Dianna Russini said: ‘Aaron Rodgers off to the side, favoring his ankle, checking it. Something clearly not right.’
SNY’s Connor Hughes added: ‘Aaron Rodgers warmed up. He went through everything & looked fine. Now he’s off to the side with strength coach (who from 100 yards away looked like Hackett). Not doing much of anything.
Aaron Rodgers was in high spirits as he headed out to the training field with the New York Jets
Rodgers did not last long and appeared to tweak his right ankle at the start of the session
‘Not sure what happened. Might have tweaked something. All other QBs are having catch.’
In a follow-up tweet, he noted: ‘Aaron Rodgers walked slowly over to where the other QBs are. No helmet. Not a bad limp, but looked to be favoring the side. He’s not working. Standing back by QB’s individual drills watching with coaches.’
A later clip showed the 39-year-old appearing to walk freely, but the decision was made for him to not partake in any more of the session.
The injury does not appear to be anything serious, and given it is only May 23, there is plenty of time for Rodgers to get up to speed with his new teammates ahead of the session.
Indeed, Rodgers often did not even show up for the Packers’ OTAs – which are not mandatory.