- Aaron Rodgers was hurt just four games into his debut with the New York Jets
- It appeared the 39-year-old quarterback would miss the entire NFL season
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Aaron Rodgers could yet make an remarkable return to the field this season – despite tearing his Achilles in the Jets’ season opener, reports claim.
It appeared the 39-year-old quarterback would miss the entire year after hurting himself four snaps into his Jets debut on September 11. The injury even cast doubt on his future in the NFL.
But, according to ESPN, it is ‘not out of the question’ that Rodgers comes back before the Super Bowl, with the quarterback refusing to put a timeframe on his return.
‘There’s been some guys with some interesting timetables on Achilles returns,’ Rodgers said earlier this week on The Pat McAfee show.
And when he was pressed on whether that might mean this season, the 39-year-old teased fans by replying: ‘I think as Kevin Garnett said, anything is possible.’
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers could yet make an remarkable return to the field this season
Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) is tended to on the field during the first quarter
Rodgers admitted that the immediate aftermath of his Jets debut was among the hardest days of his life.
‘Monday was an amazing day to start,’ Rodgers told McAfee. ‘Amazing night running on the field with the flag – it was electric. And then it turned into one of the toughest 24-hour stretches I’ve had in my life.
‘A lot of sadness, a lot of tears, a lot of dark frustration and angel – all the gamut of emotions but then the sun rose the next day. I found myself in LA and had surgery Wednesday and since then I’ve been feeling better.’
The 39-year-old was treated by Dr Neal ElAttrache, who previous repaired Kobe Bryant’s torn Achilles in 2013. It took the late NBA legend eight months to return to action.
However, Rodgers could turn to some alternative methods to speed up his return to the field – including dolphins love-making.
Jets QB Aaron Rodgers is injured while being sacked by Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd
The signal caller is known for his alternative methods when it comes to his health and he revealed he is researching ‘modalities,’ including one that involves dolphins during his interview on the Pat McAfee show Friday.
‘There’s ideas that some of the noises from the dolphins when they’re love-making, the frequency of that is actually healing to the body,’ Rodgers said.
Rodgers has made no secret of his use of Ayahuasca, claiming it helped him to MVP-winning seasons in 2021 and 2022.
But he did confirm to McAfee that the psychedelic will not be part of his rehabilitation program.
The four-time MVP also went into a darkness retreat at the end of last season, remaining secluded in a cabin in Southern Oregon for several days, to contemplate his NFL future.