Packers QB Aaron Rodgers looks ahead to the team’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12. YouTube Tips ⓘ
The Green Bay Packers released a video on YouTube Wednesday, November 24, 2021 that apparently disproved rumors that he is suffering from COVID toes. Rodgers took off his shoe and brought a bare foot up to the view of the camera, showing the bottom of his foot and toes. He responded, “I’m glad you asked … oh, there’s no lesions whatsoever. What a surprise. That’s called disinformation, when you perpetuate false information about an individual.”
“I mentioned yesterday that it’s worse than a turf toe and it must be a bone issue,” Rodgers said. “I’ve never heard of Covid Toe before. I have no lesions on my feet.”
— Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers attributed Molly Knight to writing the article for the Wall Street Journal. Molly Knight replied on Twitter, “I have no idea why Aaron Rodgers said my name in a press conference. I am only finding out about it now because it’s absolutely insane. I retweeted the WSJ article and then went to spin class then a homeless feed.”
I have no idea why Aaron Rodgers said my name in a press conference. I am only finding out about it now because it’s absolutely insane. I retweeted the WSJ article and then went to spin class then a homeless feed. https://t.co/BuG8H3KM8B
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) November 24, 2021
Rodgers said he has never heard of ‘COVID toe’ and has no lesions on his feet. There were rumors spread this week that Aaron Rodgers had COVID toes with a nasty, open lesion.
COVID Toes are linked to Chilblains-like symptoms — a medical condition in which damage occurs to capillary beds in the skin. Chilblains are related to a wide range of medical conditions, including Raynaud syndrome, frost bite, lupus and possibly COVID-19. The condition usually affects the hands or feet, when blood perfuses into the nearby tissue resulting in redness, burning, itching, inflammation, and possibly blisters and ulceration. COVID Toes is possibly more common in children and adolescents. In one study published in Pediatric Dermatology, the mean age 16.6 years (range 14.5-18.8), and the study’s conclusion described a possible multifactorial component in lesion pathophysiology, and that lesions occurred mostly in pediatric patients.
— Andrew Beaton (@andrewlbeaton) November 24, 2021
An article on the Wall Street Journal claims that the article was only referring to Aaron Rodger’s own comment on Tuesday that he had COVID toe, and that he was “dealing with a mysterious and painful toe injury.” The article by Andrew Beaton was updated at 5:52 p.m. ET on Nov. 24, 2021. There is no version of the original article referred on Google, and a cache version of the updated article is not available either.
Andrew Beaton doesn’t describe the circumstances surrounding the alleged COVID toe comment by Aaron Rodgers. He actually is only referring to an apparent joke that Rodgers made on the Pat McAfee show. But Beaton doesn’t mention that the Rodgers’ comment was a joke. Beaton writes, “After previously describing it in vague terms as a ‘Covid injury,’ Rodgers referred to his injury on Tuesday with the term ‘Covid Toe,’ a medical condition that can arise from the body’s response to the disease he had recently contracted.” The article then serves a majority of content about Rodgers’ past controversy regarding his positive COVID-19 test revealed November 3, 2021, and about his vaccination status and his claim that he was immunized.
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Anyone who was listening to the interview could clearly tell Rodgers was joking, but instead of following up you ran with a story that had zero basis to it because you were desperate to make it look like he was suffering some type of side effect.
Have some accountability man.
Great Quarterback –
I’m sooooo sorry he doesn’t agree with your political agenda
Exactly. This guy is reporting on jokes as if they are facts and he’s wondering why people call him out.
You read a written copy of Pat’s show, didn’t you? I assume if you’d actually watched, you’d know they were joking. Surely you’re not that dense….right?