Aaron Rodgers Speaks Out for the First Time Since Season-Ending Injury

Aaron Rodgers is breaking his silence after sustaining a season-ending during his first game playing for the New York Jets.

While facing off against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night, the 39-year-old Jets quarterback tore his left Achilles tendon just four minutes into the game. He was subsequently placed on the injured reserve list, and will miss the remainder of the 2023 season.

On Wednesday, Rodgers spoke out for the first time about the injury, while sending his thanks to "every person that has reached out, called, texted, DM'd, connected through a friend, etc."

"It has meant a ton to me, and I'll try and get back to all of you soon 🥹❤️," he wrote in the caption of the Instagram post.

He then admitted to being "completely heartbroken," over his short-lived season, noting that he is still "moving through all of the emotions."

Nevertheless, Rodgers insisted that he is "deeply touched and humbled by the support and love 💔."

"Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I begin the healing process today 🙏 ♾️ ❤️," he urged his followers.

That's when he promised his fans that he intends to "rise" again, ending his post with one final sentiment that read, " The night is darkest before the dawn. And I shall rise yet again."

"Proud of my guys, 1-0 🛩️ #" the caption concluded.

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Rodgers—who joined the Jets this season after an 18-year run with the Green Bay Packers—was met with an outpouring of support on his post, including some heartfelt comments from members of his team.

Sauce Gardner was among the athletes who responded to Rodgers' post, writing in the comments, "I did our handshake with the air today💔😔 Get well soon bro🤞🏾."

"We all got your back! You won’t be alone on this journey! ❤️" added Randall Cobb, while Garrett Wilson added, "We all can’t wait big dawg 🙏🙏🙏."

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