It is rare to hear about an athlete who has surgery to repair a torn achilles tendon, and then re-ruptures the same achilles tendon while recovering. Many athletes re-rupture several years after the initial rupture, usually while playing their main sport. However, re-rupture rates in the weeks immediately following surgery are extremely low in the general populace, and considering that rich athletes have access to the best surgeons, equipment, doctors and physios, it almost never happens to them.
However, Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who ruptured his achilles tendon in 2014 at the age of 30, re-ruptured it five weeks after surgery during a slip at home. A similar thing happened to Philadelphia Eagles’ left tackle Jason Peters in 2012.
This makes me even more pleased at choosing the non-surgical option to repair my achilles tendon rupture in 2013.