AARON Rodgers was pictured leaving his $9.5 million mansion in Montclair, New Jersey and heading to the airport after suffering a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.
The New York Jets quarterback tore his tendon on the first drive of Monday Night Football’s victory over the Buffalo Bills.
The 39-year-old Rodgers lasted just four snaps in his Jets debut.
He was then sacked by Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd and quickly asked to be attended to by New York’s medical staff.
The four-time NFL MVP had to be helped off the field and carted to the X-ray room – and he wore a protective boot as he arrived for the scans.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Rodgers had torn his Achilles tendon and would miss the entire 2023 season.
And minutes later, he was seen driving away from his New Jersey residence and heading to Teterboro Airport to get out of town.
It’s not clear where the quarterback went.
Rodgers has yet to comment on the heartbreaking injury, which sparked fears it could end his Hall of Fame career.
This led to calls for the NFL to remove artificial turf from MetLife Stadium and other football arenas to protect players.
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Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari suggested his former teammate could have avoided tearing his Achilles tendon if the game had been played on real grass.
Meanwhile, Good Morning Football host and former college football running back Kyle Brandt predicted that Rodgers could return to the field.
Brandt, who suffered the same injury aged 39, said: “I don’t think this is the last of Rodgers.”
“He will have surgery within the week. Be ready to throw in the spring. Play in the fall.”
“I don’t think he’ll let it end like this.”
The Jets said they would try to bring in another QB after losing Rodgers this season.
With several names of potential targets coming out, Shannon Sharpe told the Jets to reach out to Tom Brady and try to convince him to come out of retirement.