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Anyone Ever Tear Their Achilles Tendon - New Pics - June 7, 2011, 07:13 AM

So, right when i get my money together to buy a new bike, the worst happens.

Playing soccer in arlington a couple of weeks ago I tore my achilles tendon. I jumped in front of a pass and went to sprint with the ball when it happened. I heard a loud pop and went down in a heap. At first I was pissed, ready to fight whoever just kicked me in the back of the leg. Turns out I was all by my lonesome and the pop i heard was my achilles completely ripping. Surgery a few days later. Now i'm in a cast for a total of 4 weeks before a boot and rehab.

Anyone ever have this kind of injury? How long before you could ride again?

Doc says i should be lightly jogging in August. Not sure if that means I'll be able to work the brake though (it was my right achilles).


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June 7, 2011, 07:14 AM

um... hand brake son... who uses the rear brake anyways?

Achilles injuries are the worst though. Heal up buddy


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June 7, 2011, 07:20 AM

ya never had it happen to myself, but saw it happen once. Looks painful. Heal up man.
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Damn bro that does not sound fun at all. Good luck.





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June 7, 2011, 07:25 AM

PM RRonin he may have some advice for you on that front. But look for at least 4-6 weeks after the boot has been put on. Depending on what type of shape you are in physically it could be a faster recovery.


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June 7, 2011, 07:38 AM

AHHHHH man....I know that had to hurt like hell. I am not too worried about injuries but man that is the one thing I dont like messed with. When I played football back in the day, I was returning and kickoff and this dude cleated(not really a word but you get it) my tendon and I was down immediately. People in the stands was like....he wasn't touch...hell you say. Get a 3/4 cleat ran down your tendon and see if you stay standing!!!


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PM GSXRBulldog. Pretty sure he injured his a while ago (years).


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June 7, 2011, 08:13 AM

Not a personal account, but up in Pittsburgh one summer, my roommate was pulling a small charcoal grill across the street. He was wearing nothing but flip flops on his feet and for some odd reason, the grill kicked out, swung up, and literally chopped him in the back of the ankle. Imagine someone hacking back there with a machete. That's essentially what happened. That's what it looked like too. The doctors said if he had gone any deeper, he would have completely severed it and the tendon would have rolled up in his calf like a blind.


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Happened to a friend of mine when he was playing volleyball with his daughters a little over a year ago (I want to say it was Mar/Apr). He had surgery and was laid up for a couple of months. He was doing his physical therapy, getting back into just being able to walk and was finally able to ride around on his dirt bike last fall. He returned to racing this past Mar.

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June 7, 2011, 08:23 AM

Yeah it has sucked pretty bad so far. I've had a lot of injuries in my sports career but I've never had one so sensitive to elevating. 1 hour without my foot elevated and the part coming out of the cast turns into a muffin. Throw it up on some pillows and the swelling drops in 20 minutes.

I've seen a calf roll up after an achilles injury while i was running track. Doc said mine didn't roll up because i have strong muscles around my calves,shins and ankles from running track (i was a jumper).

I suppose i should focus on the first thing ahead of me which is walking again. But, i was so geeked up to get back on two wheels this summer. Doesn't look promising now. Just thinking about leg/ankle position on the pegs makes me cringe.


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Well at least it wasn't your shifter foot that has to move both ways, good luck with your recovery!


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First off, you don't NEED the rear break. But if you're a fan of it like I am then you can always get a hand break for the rear like the stunters use. As far as the comfort factor, that will get better with time and recovering your motor functions. What I feel worst for you the most about is that you're gonna miss out on a lot of sports for a long time to come, and it sounds like you're big on athletics. Sorry to hear man. RIP to your Achilles
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First off, you don't NEED the rear break. But if you're a fan of it like I am then you can always get a hand break for the rear like the stunters use. As far as the comfort factor, that will get better with time and recovering your motor functions. What I feel worst for you the most about is that you're gonna miss out on a lot of sports for a long time to come, and it sounds like you're big on athletics. Sorry to hear man. RIP to your Achilles
Yeah this is the biggest bummer. I play soccer all year round, and softball in the summers. I'll also never be the same for flag football again which i love the most. May have to retire from that one all together.


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Can't be worse than fracturing your talus and suffering nerve damage because of it.

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June 7, 2011, 12:22 PM

I know several gymnasts who have ripped both and made full recoveries. Don't count out the flag football thing.


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