He continued to elaborate, saying he’s in a great deal of pain, most pain than when he had turf toe, but refuses to sit out games because of it.
Although, he seemed to be joking (we know how much the Green Bay quarterback likes to be vague and let the press run wild), many members of the media apparently believed him.
According to The Wall Street Journal, COVID toe is a name for the skin condition medically known as pernio or chilblains, which causes discoloration and lesions in the toes, and can even turn toes purple.
“Recent research, including an October study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, has found that Covid Toes typically occur in younger patients who experience mild symptoms.
The problem is that, when the body produces too much of a type of interferon, it can create other problems—and produce Covid Toes.
‘The way I would think about it is it’s basically a side effect of how your own immune system is fighting the virus,’ said Esther Freeman, a doctor and principal investigator for the COVID-19 Dermatology Registry. ‘It’s part of our body’s response to the response to the virus. It’s almost too much of a good thing.'”
Doctors have noticed this occurrence with younger COVID patients with mild symptoms, and the condition can be very painful.
That being said, I still think Aaron Rodgers was joking.
COVID toe seems to be a skin issue, he said it was a bone issue on his pinky toe:
“I’ve mentioned that it was more painful than turf toe and I had turf toe years ago. The problem with turf toe is that it’s that joint in your big toe and it is very painful.
So naturally I’m leading people to understand that if it’s worse than turf toe, there must be some sort of bone issue.”
Media still ran wild with it:
Aaron Rodgers now has COVID toe. Wonder if he can get a prescription for that from Joe Rogan.
Seriously though, lingering COVID symptoms can be a nightmare. Get vaccinated and boosted. You don't want any part of what COVID has to offer, as Aaron Rodgers is learning the hard way.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who didn’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 and then got sick, is now dealing with “Covid Toe,” a painful condition that can last weeks and gets worse in cold weather — like, say, Green Bay, Wisconsin, in late November https://t.co/dzesBkFnqN