Rodgers, who tore his Achilles on New York’s first offensive possession of the season last Monday night, underwent a “speed bridge” procedure on Wednesday, which is designed to accelerate the normal rehabilitation process from the injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
The surgery, which was conducted by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache, included placing an internal brace called a speed bridge on Rodgers’s Achilles.
The speed bridge is designed to protect the repair and expedite a potential return to the field. While the speed bridge does not guarantee a quicker return, it is designed to enhance the strength of the repair and guard it against stretching, according to the report from Rapoport and Pelissero.
The speed bridge is a new surgical process which, if successful, could return Rodgers to the lineup in as little as four months. The expedited timeline would give Rodgers an opportunity to make a mid-January return for a potential playoff run.