It seems like there has been a surge in professional athletes in American sports rupturing their achilles tendon this year. The latest is NFL team Houston Texans’ 29 year old running back Arian Foster. Mr. Foster ruptured his achilles tendon while making a sharp cut during a football game against the Miami Dolphins. He has been plagued by numerous injuries throughout his footballing career and it remains to be see if he will return to the NFL next season.
Update: A few days after I wrote this post, Miami Dolphin 34 year old pash rusher Cameron Wake also ruptured his achilles tendon.