Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kobe Bryant Achilles Rupture

Kobe Bryant, from the suburbs of Philadelphia, has suffered a season and possibly career ending injury. While playing basketball, he ruptured his Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body.  A rupture is a devastating injury and can be a career ending injury for some. In basketball, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal both had Achilles tendon concerns and ended their careers early.  In baseball Ryan Howard suffered one, but he has been back to playing baseball full time.

To get back into activity, it can take anywhere from 9 months to a year for a full recovery. Kobe has already said that he is looking forward to returning and playing once he is healed from this. He will undoubtedly get a lot of physical therapy during his postoperative course.

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