81-years old Senator John McCain has been getting treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer for the past year. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of this chemotherapy and radiation treatment is potential achilles tendon ruptures. Lo and behold Mr. McCain ruptured his achilles tendon this past weekend.
Nevertheless, the tried and tested warrior is as stubborn as ever based on his Twitter post regarding his achilles tear recovery and boot:
Ex-Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk ruptured his right achilles tendon in 2013 at age 20, and then ruptured his left achilles tendon in 2016.
Last week, it was announced that the now 23 year old is attempting a return to playing football again via becoming East Carolina’s next starting quarterback.
According to Kevin Youngs, the owner of Youngs Physical Therapy when asked about Sirk’s chances:
You hear so many times after the rehab process, after all the physical therapy that they’ve had, that they come back even stronger than before because we dial in on all those other muscles.
Amanda Sobhy Ruptures her Achilles Tendon During a Squash Match
Amanda Sobhy is America’s top female squash player, ranked in the top 10 in the world. Unfortunately, at the age of just 23 years, this past week she ruptured her left achilles tendon during a squash match. Ms. Sobhy has authored a great article on her achilles tendon rupture experience in Colombia.
Interestingly, when she fell down on the floor, her first thought was that her opponent (who was next to her, as is typical during squash games) had kicked her. I had a similar experience when during my achilles tendon rupture, I thought that my badminton doubles partner had kicked me in the calf region.
Young NFL Prospect Sidney Jones Ruptures his Achilles Tendon
Even more surprising, young 21 year old NFL cornerback prospect Sidney Jones recently ruptured his achilles tendon. Subsequently, he had repair surgery with renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson (who has also performed the same operation on a number of other professional football players over the years). Sidney Jones is confident that he will come back from this setback in 2017, and remain the best NFL cornerback prospect. More here.