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  • Writer's pictureSteven Kent

Achilles Tendon Ruptures in Professional Footballers - A Career Changing Injury!


This video details the effect that an Achilles tendon rupture has on a Professional Football (Soccer) player’s career. We outline the chance of the injury being CAREER ENDING, the reduction in games played, the likely drop in a player’s minute's played, and reveal how likely a player is to suffer an Achilles re-rupture.



The information for this video is sourced from Johns W, Walley KC, Seedat R, Thordarson DB, Jackson B, Gonzalez T. Career Outlook and Performance of Professional Athletes After Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Systematic Review. Foot & Ankle International. 2021;42(4):495-509. doi:10.1177/1071100720969633


The article can be found at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1071100720969633?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed

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