New York Jets star Aaron Rodgers is set to be out for the entire NFL season with an Achilles injury.
The 39-year-old made his debut for the one-time Super Bowl champions on Monday night after his trade from the Green Bay Packers, with whom he spent just under 18 years.
Rodgers is one of the NFL’s biggest stars, having been named the Most Valuable Player on four different occasions.
His first outing for the Jets came on home turf at the MetLife Stadium against the Buffalo Bills, last season’s AFC East champions.
However, his debut was cut short in just the first quarter after being sacked by Bills star Leonard Floyd.
Rodgers awkwardly landed on his left ankle within three minutes of the game and spent time on the turf before being taken off.
After the game, Jets head coach Robert Saleh said: “We’re concerned with his Achilles. It’s not good.”
Saleh and his side’s fears were confirmed on Tuesday as reports say an MRI scan has revealed that he has suffered complete tear of his left Achilles.
Such an injury requires a large spell on the sidelines to recover and he is unlikely to feature again this season.
Rodgers turns 40 in December, with questions now raised over whether or not he will return to action at all.
He won the Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 season and is regarded as one of the NFL’s best ever quarterbacks.
The Jets were on hand to secure a 22-16 win over the Bills in their opening match of the season, doing so in overtime.
However, their victory has been overshadowed by Rodgers’ injury, one that could hamper their chances of success this season.