“Doing A Bunch Of Rehab”: Jets HC Robert Saleh Addresses Aaron Rodgers’ Unprecedented Injury Mere Days After Packers Trade

Published 06/02/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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Aaron Rodgers made an earth-shattering move in his career that is going to be one of the biggest highlights of the off-season. The QB decided to go ahead and leave his organization of almost 2 decades to join the New York Jets. Since then, the QB has been on a mission to immerse himself in the culture of the Big Apple. And that definitely involves making the most of the OTAs to gear up for the upcoming season. However, Rodgers has already begun facing hurdles.

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The QB recently went on to face a leg injury during an OTA practice session. Since then, the media as well as the fans have been concerned about the QB. However, the HC of the Jets, Robert Saleh made it clear that the QB is in good hands and is recovering.

How exactly is Aaron Rodgers recovering?

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Robert Saleh took to a press conference to address all the concerns about Rodgers’ injury. Reportedly, the QB had gone on to ‘tweak’ his calf a few days ago during practice. However, the HC first made it clear that there is nothing too serious going on with Rodgers’ leg. Additionally, he also mentioned that the team has decided on a course of action for the QB’s leg and the procedures further.

Saleh mentioned exercise and recovery. He also said, “He’s fine uh just doing a bunch of rehab. He’ll be limited today and then uh just hoping to ease him back in.” Interestingly, Saleh also put some sleeping dogs to rest when he reaffirmed the coaching staff’s belief in Rodgers’ health.

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He spoke about how he truly believed in Rodgers’ fitness levels as well as the QB’s commitment to maintain his body.

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Coach Saleh’s soothing reassurance for Jets fans

After discussing his status for the upcoming practice weeks, Saleh also spoke about the way Rodgers was going to recover considering his age and his fitness. When he was questioned about Rodgers’ advanced age and its implications, Saleh made it clear that his age isn’t an issue. He spoke about the lengths Rodgers goes to in order to ensure the peak of his health. Saleh also made it clear that the coaching staff is going to be clearer with their expectations from their players in terms of how they will be taking care of themselves. The coach emphasized the different kinds of stretches and body activations they will be focusing on to ensure the QB’s health.

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All in all, the coaching staff doesn’t seem too worried about their quarterback’s injury. Saleh has made it clear that they have a handle on things. It only remains to be seen how injury trouble will affect the Jets in the upcoming season.

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Aditya Rajput

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Aditya Rajput is a prime-time NFL writer at EssentiallySports, bringing his unique perspective to the world of football. With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Advertising from a prestigious university, Rajput uses his expertise in human behavior and decision-making to provide insightful analysis of the motivations and strategies of NFL athletes. Rajput is a passionate sports enthusiast who is particularly drawn to the legacy of Tom Brady, whom he considers to be the greatest quarterback in history.
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