Aaron Rodgers could still make a remarkable return to the field this season – despite suffering a torn Achilles in the Jets’ season opener, according to reports.
It looked like the 39-year-old quarterback would miss the entire year after being injured four times in his Jets debut on September 11.
But, according to ESPN, it’s “not out of the question” that Rodgers returns before the Super Bowl, with the quarterback refusing to put a time frame on his return.
“There have been guys with interesting timelines for Achilles’ return,” Rodgers said earlier this week on The Pat McAfee Show.
And when asked if that could mean this season, the 39-year-old teased fans by replying: “I think, like Kevin Garnett said, anything is possible.”
Rodgers admitted that the immediate aftermath of his Jets debut were some of the hardest days of his life.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers could still make a remarkable return to the field this season
“Monday was an amazing day to begin with,” Rodgers told McAfee. “An incredible night running around the field with the flag – it was electric. And then it turned into one of the most difficult 24 hours I’ve experienced in my life.
“A lot of sadness, a lot of tears, a lot of dark frustration and angel – the whole range of emotions, but the sun came up the next day. I ended up in Los Angeles and had surgery on Wednesday and Since then, I have felt better.
The 39-year-old was treated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who previously repaired Kobe Bryant’s torn Achilles tendon in 2013. It took the NBA legend eight months to return to action.
However, Rodgers could turn to alternative methods to speed up his return to the field, including making love to dolphins.
The caller is known for his alternative health methods and he revealed that he was looking for “modalities”, including one involving dolphins during his interview on the Pat McAfee Show Friday.
“There are ideas that some of the noises that dolphins make when they’re having sex, their frequency actually heals the body,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers has made no secret of his use of Ayahuasca, saying it helped him win MVP seasons in 2021 and 2022.
But he confirmed to McAfee that the psychedelic would not be part of his rehabilitation program.
The four-time MVP also retreated into obscurity at the end of last season, remaining isolated in a cabin in southern Oregon for several days, to ponder his NFL future.