Aaron Rodgers is breaking his silence on his Achilles tear … saying he’s “completely heartbroken” over the injury — though he added he ain’t ready to retire over it all … at least, not yet.
The quarterback took to his Instagram page Wednesday to reflect on the ailment he suffered in the Jets’ win over the Bills on Monday night … and he got emotional.
He thanked everyone who reached out with well wishes … while saying he fully intends to get back to everyone soon.
He added, though, that it’s all been pretty taxing on him.
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“I’m completely heartbroken and moving through all of the emotions,” the 39-year-old said, “but deeply touched and humbled by the support and love. 💔”
While Jets head coach Robert Saleh said earlier Wednesday that Rodgers hadn’t undergone surgery to fix his leg just yet … Rodgers wrote in his social media post that he’s beginning “the healing process today.”
“Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers,” he added.
As for his future plans … Rodgers certainly didn’t seem like a guy who’s ready to call it a career — saying, “The night is darkest before the dawn. And I shall rise yet again.”
He then praised NY for pulling off the win over Buffalo without him.
“Proud of my guys,” he wrote. “1-0 🛩️”
Several Jets players commented on the post … with Sauce Gardner writing that he did their secret handshake out at Jets practice “with the air today.”
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