33-year-old star Saint Louis starting pitcher Adam Wainwright ruptured his achilles tendon last week. He did this while batting, in the process reigniting the debate about whether the National League should become like the American League and get a designated hitter for a pitcher.
From this article, I liked the below quote as I had the exact same thought right after My Achilles Tendon Rupture in 2013:
Wainwright said he knew almost immediately that something had happened to his Achilles. The tip off came when he asked manager Mike Matheny what had struck him and he was told that nothing had, a common sensation when an Achilles is injured.