Aaron Rodgers‘ ruptured Achilles is healing at a pace never before seen in an NFL player … and there’s a real chance the future Hall of Famer returns to the field this season … sources connected to the QB tell TMZ Sports.
We’re told 39-year-old Rodgers is in “no man’s land” — uncharted territory — when it comes to the speed at which he’s healing from the serious injury to his left leg. No player previously has come this far, this fast.
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Typically, a ruptured Achilles takes 9+ months to recover. Aaron’s injury happened on September 11, just 57 days ago. Using that timeline, Rodgers wouldn’t be ready to return until training camp next year.
But, Aaron isn’t conventional, and the 2x NFL MVP made up his mind shortly after the injury, he was going to do all he could to return this season.
Doctors, however, need to balance Rodger’s eagerness with the danger of reinjuring his leg. They’ll only allow him to play if they’re confident he isn’t at high risk of reinjuring the ligament, according to our sources.
What’s interesting … we’re told one of the balancing factors is how much the Jets need Rodgers. If he’s game critical, it would offset some of the risk. In other words, the more he’s needed, the more risk can be tolerated.
As for why a 39-year-old is healing faster than any football player known to medicine, we’re told it’s a combination of the top doctors using cutting-edge procedures combined with Aaron’s unrelenting approach to physical therapy.
All the talk of a comeback could be moot if the 4-4 Jets aren’t in playoff contention. There’s no point in rushing a return if Gang Green’s playing in meaningless games.
Following the Jets Monday Night Football loss to the Chargers, Derwin James asked Rodgers when he was going to return.
“Give me a few weeks,” Aaron answered the Pro Bowl safety.
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