Addressing mounting speculation as to the extent and the origin of the injury to Aaron Rodgers’ toe, the QB seemed to vent some frustration on the matter and provided some visual evidence. Following a mostly drama-free week for the team, Rodgers could not help but to spice things up a bit.
It all started with Rodgers jokingly saying he had “COVID toe” during a recent appearance on the Pat McAfee Show. As it turns out, this is an actual condition — although it does not seem like Rodgers was aware of this when he said it, but that’s understandable.
Rodgers whips out his foot during a recent press conference
"I have a fractured toe."
Aaron Rodgers really showed his foot during his news conference 😅 pic.twitter.com/9vc3v9l22z
Rodgers, sounding like your uncle at Thanksgiving that may need to put the wine glass down, had this to say:
It’s actually called disinformation when you perpetuate false information about an individual. I have a fractured toe. So I expect a full apology from Molly Knight and whoever her editors was. I did get a kick out of reading that article. That was very, very interesting. But, no, I never heard of COVID toe before. Pat made a joke about it on the show, and I mentioned yesterday that it’s, you know, worse than a turf toe, and it must be a bone issue. I can’t believe I have to again come on the air and talk about my medical information. But, yeah, I have a fractured toe. I’ve never heard of COVID toe before. I have no lesions on my feet. That’s just a classic case of disinformation. It’s surprising coming from what used to be a reputable journalistic institution, but that’s the world we live in these days.
Aaron Rodgers was clearly waiting for the COVID-toe question because you can hear him say, “I don’t know if I have room to get my toe up there,” at the start of his press conference.
Here’s his full answer about his fractured toe — with said toe on the screen. pic.twitter.com/hoC2UZTxME
Rodgers mentioned Molly Knight specifically. Unfortunately, she was not the source of the….ahem…”disinformation” and is not employed by the Wall Street Journal. She responded with the following statement:
Just reporting the news here, folks. Rodgers is still a damn fine quarterback and obviously one of the more intelligent players to play the game in the modern era. I think maybe that last part is one of the main reasons his recent behavior seems so strange. It should also be noted that late-career Charlie Sheen was hardly anywhere near his peak, whereas Rodgers is arguably still quite close.