Breathe Jets fans, breathe. It’s only May 23. It’s only May 23rd!!!
Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers reportedly tweaked his calf in OTA’s Tuesday, but it is not believed to be series. Rodgers joked around about the injury during a meeting with reporters after practice.
Aaron Rodgers says he tweaked his calf today at practice— Jets Videos (@snyjets) May 23, 2023
He does not believe it is a serious issue pic.twitter.com/7nbOMD5hbt
The injury caused some alarm among beat reporters covering the Jets on Wednesday, it was the first OTA practice open to the media, as many remarked it odd that Rodgers wasn’t throwing.
Aaron Rodgers watching a passing drill. pic.twitter.com/gq2Wn71sTG— Dan Leberfeld (@jetswhispers) May 23, 2023
#Jets practice in the books: Headline is that Aaron Rodgers didn’t practice after sustaining an apparent ankle injury in warmups. Rodgers remained on the field throughout practice, an indication it’s not serious. Walked slowly from drill to drill. Probably just precautionary.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 23, 2023
Aaron Rodgers off to the side, favoring his ankle, checking it. Something clearly not right. pic.twitter.com/LGaxwVVCdI— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 23, 2023
Rodgers “minor” leg injury wasn’t the only story. Apparently wide receiver Allen Lazard also sustained a groin injury, and went down on the field, but walked off. Lazard later tweeted that he feels fine.
I’m good y’all 🙏🏽 not sure why they didn’t report that I practiced the rest of the day at 100% but I’m good lol— Allen Lazard 👑 (@AllenLazard) May 23, 2023
Just got hit in the gonads
As for back-up quarterback Zach Wilson? Well, he was reportedly throwing dimes in seven-on-seven drills. It is OTA’s folks.
Zach Wilson just threw a beautiful pass down the sideline to Garrett Wilson. Perfectly placed.— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) May 23, 2023
Wilson 2 Wilson 🎯@ZachWilson x @GarrettWilson_V pic.twitter.com/gJCDV88OrI— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 23, 2023
It’s May. It’s OTA’s. It’s perfect time to overreact to a lot of things that go on on the field. As long as Aaron Rodgers’ calf/ankle is minor, there is no reason for alarm. Or as Rodgers used to tell reporters in Green Bay whenever something went awry, “R-E-L-A-X.”