New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon tear Monday night against the Buffalo Bills.
The future Hall-of-Fame quarterback sustained the injury a few plays into his inaugural season with the Jets.
Here’s the injury:
How Aaron Rodgers handled his Achilles injury vs how a normal person would handle it pic.twitter.com/ifWZ0BfYyP
— ThatsGoodSports (@BrandonPerna) September 13, 2023
“The night is darkest before the dawn. And I shall rise yet again,” Rodgers said.
Aaron Rodgers opens up for first time since injury 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/7P3n1yEYod
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 13, 2023
Strangely, one X account accurately predicted Rodgers’ injury before Monday night’s game.
WLTReport provided details:
Directly before that occurred, an X social media user known as Daddy Zaslav eerily predicted how and when Rodgers would be injured with spectacular precision.Advertisement
Not long after his prediction came true, Daddy Zaslav’s account was suspended.
At least one source claimed that Zaslav was suspended due to raucous interactions he had with other users in the comment section, and not the prediction itself, though this is currently unconfirmed.
My question is how did Zaslav predict Rodgers’ injury with such startling precision? What do we make of this?
— Gamer Graham is in the #Starfield (@GTM618) September 12, 2023
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Someone using the Twitter handle of WB Discovery CEO David Zaslav predicted hours ahead of Monday Night Football that Aaron Rodgers would go down with an Achilles injury.
Now the person’s account is suspended pic.twitter.com/gHNKPquam4
— SynCronus (@syncronus) September 12, 2023
“Aaron Rodgers is going to tear his Achilles on a rain drenched MetLife turf in 2.5 hours,” user DaddyZaslav — an account spoofing Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav — wrote at 6:01 p.m., about two hours before the 8:15 p.m. kickoff on “Monday Night Football.” 😳
X, the… pic.twitter.com/SjOiB9Hdl2
— Urantian Lady (@UrantianL) September 13, 2023
The New York Post reports:
A parody account on Elon Musk’s social network X was banned after predicting Aaron Rodgers would suffer a season-ending injury with eerie precision.
“Aaron Rodgers is going to tear his Achilles on a rain drenched MetLife turf in 2.5 hours,” user @DaddyZaslav — an account spoofing Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav — wrote at 6:01 p.m., about two hours before the 8:15 p.m. kickoff on “Monday Night Football.”
By 8:30 p.m., the 39-year-old Jets savior was carted off the field after going down with the ankle injury following a sack on the team’s fourth offensive play.
The horrifying prediction was viewed over 11 million times before it was taken down some time on Tuesday — after the team confirmed what Gang Green nation feared.
X, the site formerly known as Twitter, did not provide a reason for why the account was suspended.
NBC News confirmed Rodgers’ season-ending injury:
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered an Achilles tendon tear, the NFL confirmed Tuesday, a catastrophic injury that’ll sideline him for the rest of 2023 — and could end his career.
An MRI revealed the injury, the NFL Network and Pro Football Talk reported after the Jets’ overtime victory Monday night over the Buffalo Bills.
“I feel more for Aaron than anyone,” Jets coach Robert Saleh told reporters Tuesday. “He’s invested so much into this organization, so much into this journey that he’s embarked on.”
Saleh insisted his team is focused on the next 16 games, even without its revered quarterback.
“I have a lot of emotions for him,” Saleh said. “It’s really all about him. I don’t look at it as ‘woe is me’ here. I think guys are excited about being able to step up and continue the things we’ve been building, but [there’s] a lot of hurt for Aaron.”