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Aaron Rodgers To Return To Practice With Teammates

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on the verge of an unprecedentedly quick return to the practice field.

The Jets, via Wednesday reports, intend to open the 21-day practice window for Aaron Rodgers. Head coach Robert Saleh reiterated that the four-time MVP will be limited in practice. However, he says Aaron Rodgers is fuelled by becoming the fastest player to recover from an Achilles tear.

Reportedly, Rodgers had a ‘speed bridge’ placed on the Achilles tendon he tore in Game 1. It appears to have done the trick as he returns to his teammates just 79 days after getting hurt.


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“This isn’t so much getting ready to play as much as it is a progression in his rehab,” Robert Saleh said. 

“I can’t get into all the details in regards to IR designations and where we stand and why we are able to do this. But for Aaron, what he will be doing in practice is no different than what he would be doing in Field Three — as you all watch it. In regards to certain drills, individuals, being able to throw it instead of staff members it’s teammates. So, there’s no added risk to it. There’s certain things that he’s been cleared that we are going to allow him to do.

“Aaron is not going to do anything to put himself in harm’s way.”


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“I think it’s sooner than everybody did, I think it’s a credit to him,” Saleh added. 

“I know we are getting caught up in trying to create a narrative around it. The true narrative is that he’s old school in a sense that’s he is driven. Is there a motivation to be the first to ever do it? Sure. That’s OK. That’s his why. It’s better than a lot of — it’s a mentality I think young guys should grasp to. He loves this organization, he wants to be with his teammates, he wants to be here. He’s sacrificed so much already for the organization, himself and his teammates. He’s doing it again. I think it’s a testament to who he is as a human.”

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