X-rays on Rodgers’ ankle were negative, but will not return to the game
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 2:19AM
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) — Aaron Rodgers has been ruled out for the rest of Monday night’s game after suffering an ankle injury on the opening drive of his highly anticipated Jets debut against the Buffalo Bills.
The star quarterback was sacked by Buffalo’s Leonard Floyd on the fourth snap of the season.
The 39-year-old tried to spin out of Floyd’s grasp. In doing so, he appeared to twist his left ankle. He stayed down and the Jets’ medical personnel rushed immediately to him.
Rodgers spent a few minutes in the injury tent before being loaded onto a cart. He got out of the cart before leaving the field and limped to the locker room through the tunnel at midfield.
The Jets announced it as an ankle injury, saying his return was questionable before later ruling him out for the rest of the game.
Rodgers was replaced in the game by Zach Wilson, who took over backup duties when the Jets traded for Rodgers in the offseason.
Wilson, drafted second overall in 2021, was demoted twice last season.
ESPN contributed to this report.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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