Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery News

News articles about successful Achilles tendon injury recovery.

Demaryius Thomas becoming a ‘Juggernaut’ for Broncos

Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports July 28, 2013 Summary: “…Thomas is the true No.1 receiver, the one with the best combination of size (6-3 and 229 pounds), power to throw a vicious stiff-arm and speed to outrun just about any NFL defensive back… No receiver other than Johnson was as productive as Thomas in the final month of 2011, when Thomas finally had recovered from the torn Achilles tendon suffered in February. And then came the Broncos’ wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan.8, 2012, when Thomas made one of the most memorable plays in NFL postseason history. On the first play of overtime, he caught a short slant pass from Tebow, cut up field and to the other sideline, out-running the Steelers’ defense to the end zone. ‘You just saw the explosiveness, and his ability – at that size – to just pull away from people,’ Gase said. … said teammate Andre Caldwell ‘He’s a big guy, but has the speed of a little guy, and when he gets the ball, we call him ‘Juggernaut’ (based on the X-Men character) because he can’t be tackled.’”

Jarryd Roughead Winning the Coleman Medal Would be a Good News Story

Glen McFarlane, Herald Sun July 25, 2013 Summary: “In February 2012… you also spoke about your desire to prove wrong some of the critics who had dared to suggest that the ruptured Achilles tendon injury you suffered in 2011 may bring about a premature end to your career…. How wrong they have been!… Last year you were able to craft out a solid return to the game, playing 23 games and kicking 41 goals in a forward/ruck role, finishing ninth in the best-and-fairest… You’ve already kicked almost as many goals this season – and are on the path towards bettering your previous best individual season, which is generally considered to be the 2008 season when you kicked 75 goals and finished fourth in the B&F… What you have been able to do this season has been nothing short of remarkable. You are one of the most influential players in the game now… Good luck for the rest of the season, mate.”
Editor’s Note – Jarryd Roughead plays for the Hawthorn Hawks in the Australian Football League (AFL). In 2013 he was awarded the Coleman Medal for being the AFL’s leading goal kicker.  Roughead managed to achieve this whilst spending considerable time in the ruck as well as in the midfield, where his considerable size caused trouble for the opposition. He kicked 2 goals in the Qualifying Final, and another 2 in the Grand Final, which resulted in the Hawks’ win and his second premiership medal.  2013 is regarded as Roughead’s best season to date.

Kobe Bryant Gained Perspective from David Beckham’s Achilles Injury

Mark Medina, Inside the Lakers June 24, 2013 Summary: “A little more than two months recovering from his torn left Achilles tendon, and it’s clear there’s plenty of sources motivating Kobe Bryant… That’s why shortly after suffering his injury April 12 against the Golden State Warriors, Bryant reached out to former MLS Galaxy star David Beckham over his Achilles injury…: ‘He and I talked for quite a bit about his process, and his recovery. He hasn’t had any issues with it since. He’s won several championships since the injury, so I’m pretty encouraged by that.’ Beckham suffered his injury March 14, 2010 with Italian club, A.C. Milan, causing him to miss the 2010 World Cup with England. But Beckham returned to the field Sept. 12 later that year, about a month ahead of schedule than was anticipated. The Galaxy then won two consecutive MLS Cups.”

Parcells, Ogden, 5 Others Voted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Nancy Kercheval, Bloomberg News February 03, 2013 Summary: “Dave Robinson…A three-time Pro Bowl pick, he started at left outside linebacker in three NFL championship victories and two Super Bowl wins. He contributed three tackles in Green Bay’s 35-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I and then had two tackles, five assisted tackles, one fumble recovery and a pass defensed in Super Bowl II as the Packers beat the Oakland Raiders 33-14. Robinson suffered an Achilles tendon injury in 1970 that limited him to just four games. He rebounded the following season and didn’t miss a game for the Packers in 1971 and 1972 before moving on to the Redskins.”

Ex-Husker Jonas records nation’s top mark for 2013

Alex Lantz, Lincoln Journal Star February 02, 2013 Summary: “Former Husker and NCAA champion Dusty Jonas leaped a nation-best 7 feet, 8 inches in the men’s high jump Saturday… The jump by Jonas was a meet and track record, and for a few hours a world best for 2013. A Russian jumper better Jonas’ mark by a quarter-inch later Saturday… Jonas… has fully recovered from a ruptured Achilles tendon that he suffered Feb. 4, 2012… The injury caused him to miss the U.S. Olympic Trials last summer, but he has come back stronger after a lengthy rehabilitation. ‘It was a really disappointing injury, because it was an Olympic year, and I was feeling good about my training and how I was jumping at the time,’ Jonas said. ‘It has been a very long and tedious recovery, but I’m stronger now than I ever have been, and I think the training that I’ve been doing this year is going to allow me to stay at this level for a longer period of time.’…”

OSU gymnastics: McGregor perseveres through Achilles tendon injury for one final season

Cliff Kirkpatrick, Corvallis Gazette-Times January September 20, 2013 Summary: “At one point last fall, Oregon State’s Stephanie McGregor nearly gave up on gymnastics… McGregor was injured during training in December before last season as she prepared for a final run as a senior. Recovery would take at least a year… She did all the work that was required, and then some. Her body reacted differently from the norm. McGregor kept working and by the end of October she had a breakthrough. She felt her strength come back in her calf so she could vault and perform on the uneven bars… Her return from an Achilles tear is an example in dedication….”

Terrell Suggs’ quick recovery from Achilles injury goes against recent history

Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun October 23, 2012 Summary: “In his first season after tearing his right Achilles tendon in 1993, Dan Marino threw for 4,453 yards and 30 touchdowns en route to his eighth Pro Bowl invitation and the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. But even the Hall of Fame former Miami Dolphins quarterback was stunned when he saw Terrell Suggs play Sunday against the Houston Texans — just five months after the Ravens outside linebacker underwent surgery on his right Achilles tendon. ‘Yeah, I am [surprised] considering that he practiced — for what — three days?’ Marino, now an analyst for CBS, said in a phone interview Sunday. ‘For him to have an impact on the game, that’s pretty special.’… Suggs, the five-time Pro Bowler and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, finished with four tackles, one sack, two quarterback hits and one batted ball in 44 snaps in the Ravens’ 43-13 loss to the Texans.”
Editor’s Note – Background on Terrell Suggs: Linebacker, college all-American, Baltimore Ravens all-time leader in sacks, five pro-bowl appearances, NFL defensive player of the year in 2011, key player in the Baltimore Ravens February 3, 2013 Super Bowl win.

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