Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers changed his Twitter profile picture to feature his toes Wednesday after a media report said that he had “Covid Toe.”
The QB was apparently irritated about the Wall Street Journal report, and addressed the media to clarify that he does not have “Covid Toe” during a zoom press conference Wednesday afternoon.
”That’s actually called DISINFORMATION when you perpetuate false information about an individual. I have a fractured toe, so I expect a full apology,” Rodgers stated to the media.
Aaron Rodgers was clearly waiting for the COVID-toe question because you can hear him say, “I don’t know if I have room to get my toe up there,” at the start of his press conference.
Here’s his full answer about his fractured toe — with said toe on the screen. pic.twitter.com/hoC2UZTxME
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 24, 2021
He later changed his profile picture to feature his toes.
Aaron Rodgers: makes joke about having “COVID toe” on a podcast
Media: takes it seriously and writes reports that Aaron Rodgers might *actually* have “COVID toe”
A. Rodgers: shows his fractured toe in a Zoom interview to prove his injury & puts it as his profile picture
— Benji Backer (@BenjiBacker) November 24, 2021
Rodgers set the sports world on fire Tuesday afternoon after discussing his toe injury during his guest appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on SiriusXM. (RELATED: Aaron Rodgers Crushes ‘Woke Cancel Culture’)
“I felt good in just a few days and didn’t have any lingering effects, other than the ‘Covid Toe,’” said Rodgers, apparently joking about his toe. The QB’s comment was then subjected to some laughter from the folks of the show.
“Covid Toe” is a lingering natural effect of COVID-19, but is more commonly seen in both children and teenagers, according to the BBC.
Rodgers was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and was sidelined for 10 days and placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. During that time, Rodgers sought alternative treatment in dealing with the virus with the help of podcast host Joe Rogan.