Daniel Jones’ ACL Surgery Was Allegedly Performed By “Dr. Rodeo” At The “Hospital For Special Surgeries” & The Internet Isn’t Buying It

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The NFL has had some bad luck with star players going out with season ending injuries this year.

Honestly, as a football fan, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like it. Just this year, and only through the first eleven weeks of the season, we’ve seen the following starting quarterbacks get hurt and be ruled out for the remainder of the season:

-New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers (though he allegedly could come back)

-Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

-Indianapolis Colts QB Anthony Richardson

-Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson

-Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow

-New York Giants QB Daniel Jones

That last one is one of the more recent injuries to occur, and though the Giants were struggling even with Jones in the lineup, losing him for the season still hurts the New York squad. The Giants QB suffered a torn ACL back on November 5th, and a post was sent out today informing the sports world that he had gone through successful surgery to repair it.

The only problem is that everything about the update sounds made up, or straight out of a poorly filled in Mad Libs story.

NFL reporter Ian Rapoport broke the news on the surgery with this message:

“Giants quarterback Daniel Jones underwent successful surgery today to repair his ACL, a procedure done by Dr. Scott Rodeo at Hospital for Special Surgery.”

Dr. Rodeo at the Hospital for Special Surgery? That sounds like something a 6 year old would come up with…

Everyone else on social media felt the same way, with my favorite joke about it being that the place sounded like the “Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too.”

Hopefully you get that joke, but if you don’t, there’s plenty of other funny replies that should suffice:

Well that’s good news. Apparently the best orthopedic center in the world has one of the worst names of all time, and one of the most randomly named doctor’s in the country as well.

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