WATCH: Aaron Rodgers Wins the Internet While Trying to Show the Extent of his Foot Injury

Published 11/25/2021, 9:02 AM EST


A couple of days ago, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers joked he had “COVID-toe.” While he intended it to be taken as a joke, some took it seriously, including the Wall Street Journal.

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So during his press conference on Wednesday, the quarterback was quipped about the controversy. While everyone expected a serious and civil explanation, the way Aaron Rodgers proved did that he did not have COVID-toe left the NFL world in splits.

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Aaron Rodgers clears the air about his Covid Toe joke

After defeating the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers quarterback revealed that replayed the match with a toe injury. When asked for more details about the injury, the former Cal standout joked it to be Covid Toe. Unfortunately, few could get his joke.

“Covid Toe is a casual name for something medically known as pernio or chilblains, which is a condition that causes symptoms as discoloration and lesions,” Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal said this week. “It can be extremely painful and turn the toes purple.”

The WSJ article gained enough traction, and the Rodgers was asked about it. Rodgers said he got “a kick out of reading that article.” He, in fact, found it to be very intriguing. “That was very, very interesting, but, no, I had never heard of COVID toe before,” Rodgers said. “Pat [McAfee] made a joke about it on the show, and I mentioned yesterday that it’s worse than a turf toe and it must be a bone issue.”

Nov 21, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a touchdown pass in front of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) during the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers quarterback proves he does not have ‘COVID toe’ in the most hilarious manner possible

During last night’ pre-match press conference, the Packers quarterback pulled off the funniest trick in the history of press conferences. As proof for not having ‘COVID toe’, he put his foot up in front of the camera to show that he has a broken pinky toe.

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“I’m glad you asked just so I could show you the lesions of my foot here, so if I have enough room on this camera, let me see if I can,” Rodgers said as he lifted his left foot. “Oh, there’s no lesions whatsoever. Oh, what a surprise. No, that’s actually called disinformation when you perpetuate false information about an individual. I have a fractured toe.”

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Unbelievable!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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