The Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team has very high expectations thrust upon it this year after the return of Lebron James. The city of Cleveland has not won a professional basketball, baseball or football championship since the 1960s! However, one of the Cavaliers’ key players, Anderson Varejao, just tore his achilles tendon. Varejao is 32 years old, and will probably be out for the rest of the season.
In 2013, Kobe Bryant took 8 months prior to returning to the NBA after his achilles tendon rupture. When Kobe ruptured his achilles tendon in April 2013, he was 35 years old. Shortly after his return to play in December 2013, he had a knee injury and was sidelined for the rest of the 2013-2014 season. Surprisingly, he returned to play for the 2014-2015 at the age of 36, and is thus far having a decent season if you ignore his extremely low field goal percentage.