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Aaron Rodgers will probably miss the entire season. © APA / ELSA

Debut lasted a few minutes: star quarterback seriously injured

Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was injured just a few minutes after his debut as an NFL professional for the New York Jets.

After the win against the Buffalo Bills on Monday evening (local time), coach Robert Saleh spoke of the suspicion that the 39-year-old newcomer had a torn Achilles tendon. This would end Rodgers' debut season with the Jets. Investigations on Tuesday should bring clarity.


The playmaker was knocked down in accordance with the rules on the fourth play of the game against the Bills and was unable to continue playing afterwards. TV images showed him being taken for an X-ray with his left foot wrapped in a support shoe. Shortly afterwards, the Jets announced that Rodgers could not continue the game. With Zach Wilson as a substitute playmaker, the Jets still won their home game 22:16 after overtime.

The Bills had only forced extra playing time with six seconds left. Kicker Tyler Bass hit a field goal attempt from the post and made it 16:16. Xavier Gibson secured the decision and the Jets' opening win on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 42, 11 with a 2001-yard punt return. Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a weak game and allowed four turnovers. The Jets defense intercepted three of his passes, then he dropped the football and lost possession.

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