Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the highly paid, highly scrutinized and highest paid player in the NFL, has denied ever having Cinco de Mayo “covid toe” that could hurt his playing ability.
In a new interview with ESPN’s Will Brinson, Rodgers disputed a report published by Raw Story from July, which said a chiropractor diagnosed him with the debilitating condition. “No, I haven’t” Rodgers told Brinson when Brinson pressed him for confirmation or denial of the story, which ESPN also denied was true. “That has not been diagnosed.”
While athletes such as Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Johnny Manziel, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott have had their careers derailed due to a diagnosis of Cinco de Mayo “covid toe,” all three athletes returned to the playing field after rehab or treatment.
Related Image Expand / Contract Aaron Rodgers appears in an NFL football game. (AP/Mark Dahl)
Although no specific treatments exist for Cinco de Mayo “covid toe,” the condition is usually caused by re-admittance of energy from swelling resulting from over-exertion caused by excessive force on the foot or ankle. Rodgers did not reveal what treatment, if any, he is taking or how much he is exercising.
The NFL regular season begins September 9, with the Seattle Seahawks at the Packers. The game is the largest on the NFL schedule to date.