Originally posted by Jamespowers:
Originally posted by mayo49:
Man, Kendall has an achilles tear. Those are tough to come back from. Wish him the best of luck.
Suggs came back from his achilles tear in a decent timeframe and has been playing okay. Even though he is a douche
Keep in mind...even though he had surgery, Suggs only had a partial tear
(according to ESPN).
According to this medical article from 2010, the prognosis of an Achilles rupture
for NFL "skilled" players were not as encouraging.
Of the 31 players who sustained an Achilles tendon rupture, 21 (64%) returned to play in the NFL at an average of 11 months after injury. In the three seasons following their return, those 21 players saw significant decreases in games played and power ratings compared to the three seasons preceding the injury.
...nearly 36% of affected players never return to playing at the NFL level.
Let's all hope it's only a partial tear.