Rodgers went down with an injury in the first quarter, and when it happened, it appeared that his left ankle might have gotten caught in the turf at MetLife Stadium.
After the game, Jets coach Robert Salehthat will almost certainly sideline Rodgers for the rest of the year. On Tuesday, an MRI confirmed it's indeed a torn Achilles, which will cost Rodgers the rest of the 2023 season.
Bakhtiari, who spent 10 seasons as Rodgers' teammate in Green Bay, immediately pointed out that he thought that the turf was to blame for the injury.
WTF!!!! That injury is TURF related. Can we put an end to this shit already.— David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) September 12, 2023
A few moments later, the veteran offensive lineman called out the NFL for not getting rid of artificial turf. Bakhtiari's biggest issue seemed to be the fact that a bunch of NFL stadiums will be installing grass for the upcoming 2026 World Cup, which is something they haven't been willing to do for NFL teams even though players have at every stadium.
The turf issue at MetLife Stadium specifically has been a nightmare over the past few years. Multiple teams have complained about the turf, including the 49ers, who get injured during a 2020 game against the Jets.
The turf from that game was finally replaced THIS year Cowboys 40-0 win over the Giants on Sunday. Although there weren't any major injuries in that game, the Rodgers injury could lead the NFL to take a closer look at the new turf.. The Monday night game between the Bills and Jets was just the second regular-season game played on the new turf following the