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Found a video blog yesterday from Brady Browne of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He’s quite entertaining and extremely positive. For most of us, an ATR is a blip in our lives and hopefully we can resume normal life after a few months. For Brady it could affect his career and livelihood, but he remains optimistic.
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Found a video blog yesterday from Brady Browne of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He’s quite entertaining and extremely positive. For most of us, an ATR is a blip in our lives and hopefully we can resume normal life after a few months. For Brady it could affect his career and livelihood, but he remains optimistic.

As a “non- op”, I’m personally finding his story helpful. Not having surgery sometimes makes me feel like I’m being too passive - feel like I’ve been labeled as one of those “non-active people” who couldn’t handle surgery. It’s nice to see a pro athlete, who I assume has some of the best doctors, take the same route.

Check him out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6uX6MF0oKU&feature=autoplay&list=ULnVN3tZDMQVY&playnext=1

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Brokenbride:
Thanks for posting the link to that video. I’ve always wondered why I’ve never seen anything about a pro athlete going non op. It sure is good to see a pro who is going that route. I’m nearly 37 weeks into my non op recovery and am very satisfied with my progress. Outside of certain conditions that would require the surgical route, I have a hard time understanding why anyone would want to go with surgery.

1 starshep November 05, 2012 1:42 am

Hi brokenbride , thanks for the link . Just watched Bradys 7 achilles videos on you tube .

My rupture was around the same height as Bradys . Good to see a pro athlete taking the same route . I did google non surgical for pro athletes but there were few references . I couldn’t believe how far he can stretch in video 7 .
I’m struggling to not walk flatfooted . Must try harder !!!
C

2 clarabell November 05, 2012 5:14 am

Brady IS fearless with his rehab. I think the three of us have to encourage him to post some more : )

3 brokenbride November 05, 2012 11:29 pm

BB, I don’t know why it’s taken so many reminders for me to finally check out Brady Browne, but I finally have. Nice role model for us active and competitive types who choose the (modern aggressive) non-op route. AND nice to finally have a couple of elite and pro athletes to point to when somebody says “That’s all well and good in theory, but where it REALLY matters, they all get the surgery!” Maybe the tide is finally starting to turn, maybe-maybe even in the US, we’ll see. His videos seem to have a few thousand hits so far — a bit short of Gangnam style, but pretty big by AB.com standards. . .

And he seems to be coming along nicely, too, at 6-ish months, based on his most recent video(s).

In his case, the motivation seems to have been a combo of an up-to-date doctor, his own sensible review of the online evidence, AND a well-developed aversion to surgery of all kinds. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. . . Me, I’ve had a bunch of surgeries, all of them remarkably successful, but I’m still glad to have skipped it for my second ATR.

4 normofthenorth April 04, 2013 11:12 pm

Such a brave man that has made so many adventurous achievements in life. MRI still showing the erectness and fitness of that man but now it’s time to check ukessays review to manage my task. We still praise that man for this great work and determination, nothing is possible without the determination and hard work. We are proud of you Achilles and best of luck for the future.

5 Cynthia L. Gilfillan August 31, 2019 7:19 am

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