Jets' Aaron Rodgers still aiming to return to practice around his 40th birthday next month

Birthday Comeback: Aaron Rodgers aims to return to practice with the New York Jets for his 40th birthday after recovering from a left Achilles tendon injury.

Accelerated Recovery: Rodgers, a four-time NFL MVP, is ahead of the usual recovery timeline and plans to hit the field in just two weeks.

Target Date: December 2 is the goal for Rodgers' comeback, according to Fox Sports, aligning with his 40th birthday.

Playoff Conditions: Rodgers links his return to the Jets' playoff contention, emphasizing the importance of the team staying in the running (currently 4-6).

Quarterback Shuffle: With Rodgers on the sidelines, the Jets bench starting QB Zach Wilson, replacing him with Tim Boyle for the upcoming game against Miami.

Rehab Efforts: Despite setbacks, Rodgers diligently works on rehabilitation, incorporating a "speed bridge" procedure on his Achilles tendon.

Doctor's Clearance: 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.

Progress Updates: Rodgers shares videos of his rehab progress, showcasing efforts to strengthen his left heel and calf, including jogging on an anti-gravity treadmill.

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