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The mystery behind Aaron Rodgers’ COVID Toe

Aaron Rodgers COVID Toe
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Aaron Rodgers has COVID toe, not just a toe injury, according to a recent post published by The Wall Street Journal.

Aaron Rodgers got a Covid Toe

Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers told on the Pat McAfee Show that it was a bone issue in his pinky toe. Many people thought he has made a joke. But then the QB star said, while he appeared at Pat McAfee Show:

“No lingering effects other than the Covid toe”

The Green Bay Packers star is having a painful bone disease not a skin issue as he clarified while talking to McAfee.

Rodgers got back to the field after he suffered from COVID-19. However, he is now going through a toe injury, what he described as COVID Toe.

NBC Sports contradicts:

Of course, we’ve all learned that hard way that Rodgers can’t always be taken at his word. Moreover, it’s odd that he’s speaking so openly about his pinkie toe being a problem, since that essentially puts a bull’s-eye on it moving forward. (Fortunately for him, Ndamukong Suh no longer plays for the Rams.)

Still, we regarded the “COVID toe” comment as a joke, not as an acknowledgement that the current bone issue he’s dealing with in his foot is a complication of his COVID diagnosis. The Wall Street Journal took a different approach, entirely.

 What Actually is Covid Toe

According to a study published by BBC, the Covid toe apparently happens as the body tends to fight against the coronavirus as a defense technique. The affected person could be of any age but it mainly hits kids and teens. Few people find it less painful, however, it gives a bad rash with intense itchiness and blisters.

The area affected with the Covid toe might appear red and can leave bumps as well as pus. People facing this issue could have it for months or weeks.

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The recent research on the basis of skin and blood tests indicates that it’s a way for the immune system to boost protection against the virus.

According to Andrew Beaton from The Wall Street Journal,

“Covid Toe is a casual name for something medically known as pernio or chilblains, which is a condition that causes symptoms as discoloration and lesions. It can be extremely painful and turn the toes purple.”

Not a good year for the QB star who found himself in a painful situation as he planned to make a comeback. The story behind Covid toe still needs more clarification.


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Brendan Taylor

Brendan Taylor was a TV news producer for 5 and a half years. He is an experienced writer. Brendan covers Breaking News at Insider Paper.

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