NY Jets HC Robert Saleh provides an update on Aaron Rodgers injury

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NY Jets head coach Robert Saleh met with the media on Wednesday ahead of the team's OTA session and provided an update on Aaron Rodgers' injury. The update was a positive one.

Saleh told reporters that Rodgers would be limited in practice today with a calf injury. Rodgers is "fine," according to Saleh, and the team hopes he will return in a full capacity by Friday. If not Friday, Saleh said the Jets "for sure" expect to have him back by next week.

Rodgers tweaked his calf in his second OTA practice with the Jets last week. The 10-time Pro Bowler was spotted with the team during warmups but didn't participate in the remainder of practice.

He did, however, stay out on the field with the team, helping provide instructions alongside offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Despite a brief injury scare, it appears as though Rodgers will be back on the field before long.

The NY Jets dodged a bullet with the Aaron Rodgers injury

Concern immediately developed last week once it was reported that Rodgers had seemingly injured himself during the Jets' warmups. He was seen standing alongside trainers on the sideline, prompting some distress from the Jets faithful.

Of course, it didn't help matters that this was the first Jets OTA practice open to the media. With all eyes on Rodgers and the Jets, the future Hall of Famer wasn't even able to practice.

Thankfully, any immediate concern has all but disappeared. Rodgers' injury is minor, and it won't keep him sidelined much longer than a week. The Jets are just playing it safe with their superstar quarterback/

In Rodgers' place, Zach Wilson has reportedly impressed throughout OTAs. He completed 12-of-14 passes with Rodgers sidelined on Tuesday, including a 9-for-10 performance in 7-on-7 drills.

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Wilson is indeed maximizing his opportunity, but the Jets are eager to see Rodgers on the field throwing to his new teammates. And by the looks of things, they shouldn't have to wait much longer.