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Two 40-Plus Year Olds Rupture their Achilles Tendons

After we cross the age of 40, we must be especially careful when making sudden forceful motions and change of directions in relation to our legs. The 40-50 age group is probably the most susceptible one when it comes to rupturing their achilles tendons during physical activity. At this age, we still think of ourselves as physcially fit and capable, just like we were in our 30s. However, this is not true and our body is no longer as flexible as it used to be, especially our legs. There is a reason that virtually all great athletes and sportspersons retire by the age of 40.

Below are two examples of this situations. First, a 49-year old fan named Jim Kale was in Thailand and widely celebrating the Minnesota Vikings last second 2018 NFL playoffs victory and ruptured his achilles tendon in the process. Interestingly enough, he is using crutches and might not be aware of the benefits of a knee scooter.

In 2016, 41-year old American fitness fanatic Tiffany Van Dyke was exercising intensively and suffered a painful achilles tendon rupture midway into her routine. She was recording the whole thing and you can even hear the loud pop sound of the rupture in the  below video:

Richard Sherman on a Knee Scooter

I have covered the knee scooter in detail on this website. The contraption helped me tremendously in the past after I ruptured my achilles tendon, and it was much easier to use in comparison to crutches. I have also written a summary page with knee scooter reviews for reader reference.

A few weeks ago, NFL superstar Richard Sherman ruptured his right achilles tendon. Shortly after having surgery, he was seen on the playing field sidelines roaming around on….you guessed it, a knee scooter:

Knee Scooter for Injured Athletes

An article from Forbes magazine analyzes Mr. Sherman’s injury, and mentions how many people who rupture their achilles tendons come back a step slower.

Epidemic of NFL Achilles Tendon Injuries Continues

In the past month, NFL players Richard Sherman, Jordan HicksD’Onta Foreman and Alex Okafor all ruptured their achilles tendons!

Mr. Sherman had his achilles tendon surgery performed this past week under the hands of superstar surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson, and posted a recovery video soon thereafter: