Extra Time: Aaron Rodgers cleared to practice; Mayor Adams talks mental health

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Extra Time: Aaron Rodgers practices; Mayor Adams talks mental health
We have the latest on Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers' remarkable recovery from a catastrophic injury, plus we talk to Mayor Eric Adams one year after launching his plan to remove the homeless and mentally ill from city streets.Aaron Rodgers is one step closer to completing his rehabilitation after being cleared to practice on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Is there a glimmer of hope for Gang Green?

In this edition of Eyewitness News Extra Time, we have the latest on Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his remarkable recovery from a catastrophic injury, plus we talk exclusively to Mayor Eric Adams one year after launching his controversial plan to remove the homeless and mentally ill from city streets.

Aaron Rodgers is one step closer to completing his rehabilitation. On Wednesday, he was cleared to practice.

The heralded quarterback did just that at Jets camp in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Rodgers had surgery to repair his torn Achilles 11 weeks ago. By normal standards, he should still be in a walking boot.

Instead, he and the Jets now have 21 days to determine if he is healthy enough to play in a game.

If he is cleared, Rodgers could play for the Jets against the Washington Commanders on Christmas Eve at Met Life Stadium.

Dr. Alexis Colvin is a leader in sports medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and joined us on Extra Time.

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You can watch 'Eyewitness News Extra Time' live Monday-Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ABC7NY.com or our ABC7NY app on Roku, FireTV, Apple TV and Android TV.

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