Watch now (9 secs) | Week one of the NFL season is officially in the books, and unfortunately, the league's four-time MVP, Aaron Rodgers, was one of the many injury casualties. We will be updating this post as we get more information, but as of now, here is what is being reported:
He had also strained his calf when he was with the Packers I believe back in 2016. I also believe it was on that same side that he recently tore.
Saw a recent article saying they are shooting for a January return for the post season if they make it. Thoughts on turn around time?
From all the information given so far, even if he technically wasn’t at Point B, when you have a 300lb defensive lineman chasing you down, is it realistic to say he could ever be truly prepared to handle those forces?
More specifically, there’s always going to be a chance of injury, and even if his rehab did everything possible to get the calf ready to play, could we ever truly mimic those same forces within a controlled training environment?
Genuinely asking because while I’ve trained a few pro athletes here and there, the bulk of my training experience is not with that population.
From Derek Hansen’s IG profile:
“Asked about the Jets’ pre-practice routine, which includes the use of medicine balls and pulling sleds, Rodgers said it's a first for him.
"I haven't done it before," he explained. "I haven't done it in 18 years. So but obviously there's
some science behind it."
Is anyone familiar with this individual? What’s his backgrounds and expertise with training methodologies. He made the statement with confidence that improving CT can’t really be done to the point that it could’ve changed the outcome of the play.
Watching the video of the injury a few times over, makes me kind sick to my stomach. Great conversation though!
It has been confirmed via MRI that Rodgers did indeed tear his Achilles. Too bad.
What is interesting is that the discussion revolves around the shortened preseason as a prevailing factor. Statistical cal probability of injury due to number of exposures would negate this argument.
Interesting that there is no detail around the previous calf injury or the training of it.
Just watching the Pat Mcafee show and a former MD for NFL team spoke about the previous calf strain being a part of it. Right after though said there is no way to train the tissue to be able to accept more load. So seems to be a disconnect in training qualities. Host Pat Mcafee a former NFL player says hey doc figure it out how we can better prepare, so may be an outlet to bring some information out there to the sports world and public
Perhaps this is much like Burrows injury where as his off season training must have been sun- optimal regarding his connective tissues and obtaining point A going into game 1
Did I hear that he had a calf issue in training camp?