Jets' Aaron Rodgers still aiming to return to practice around his 40th birthday next month
Aaron Rodgers aims to return to practice with the New York Jets for his 40th birthday after recovering from a left Achilles tendon injury.
Rodgers, a four-time NFL MVP, is ahead of the usual recovery timeline and plans to hit the field in just two weeks.
December 2 is the goal for Rodgers' comeback, according to Fox Sports, aligning with his 40th birthday.
Rodgers links his return to the Jets' playoff contention, emphasizing the importance of the team staying in the running (currently 4-6).
With Rodgers on the sidelines, the Jets bench starting QB Zach Wilson, replacing him with Tim Boyle for the upcoming game against Miami.
Despite setbacks, Rodgers diligently works on rehabilitation, incorporating a "speed bridge" procedure on his Achilles tendon.
Rodgers must await medical clearance, and with him on injured reserve, the Jets have 21 days from his first practice to decide if he can play.
Rodgers shares videos of his rehab progress, showcasing efforts to strengthen his left heel and calf, including jogging on an anti-gravity treadmill.