Aaron Rodgers appeared to tweak something during warmups at the New York Jets’ OTA in Florham Park, N.J., on Tuesday.
According to ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini, appearing on Sportscenter, “this doesn’t look to be too serious.”
Rodgers remained a spectator for the rest of the practice, taking in the on-field drills alongside Mike Nicolini, New York’s head Strength and Conditioning coach, she noted.
“You could see Rodgers trying got put a little bit of weight on one of his legs there,” Russini said as a clip of Rodgers warming up aired. “We’re not sure if it was a tweak; what sort of injury it is because he’s not really showing too much. But you could definitely see it in his face that something is going on.”
Update: Rodgers, at his media availability afterward, confirmed it was a “minor calf strain” that kept him out of practice. After “tweaking” his right calf, he decided to take a “veteran’s day.”
“I don’t think it’s too serious,” Rodgers said.
According to ESPN’s New York Jets beat reporter Rich Cimini, “He walked slowly from drill to drill, giving occasional pointers to the quarterbacks and pass-catchers. He wasn’t wearing a sleeve on his injured calf during his post-practice news conference.”
An injury to the 39-year-old QB is the last thing Jets fans want to see happen. Zach Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, took QB1 reps.
In other injury news, newly signed WR Allen Lazard — a teammate of Rodgers in Green Bay — left the field with team trainers for a bit, but returned for 7-on-7s.