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  • Writer's pictureSteven Kent

Achilles Tendon Ruptures in the NFL - Do They END Careers?

This video details the effect that an Achilles tendon rupture has on an NFL 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 POWER RATING, and reveal how much a player’s career is shortened by the injury. Achilles tendon ruptures have an incidence of 0.93% per NFL game, however they can be a devastating injury and can destroy careers.

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:

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