Late last year I wrote an important post on the increasing number of achilles tendon rupture injuries among NFL players. This week yet another NFL player’s name was added to that ignominious list. Seahawks fullback Brandon Cottom tore his achilles tendon and will miss the 2016 season. The surprising thing is that Cottom is only 23 years old. Most athletes who rupture their achilles tendons are in their late 20s or older.