Breanna Stewart

Former UConn star and current professional basketball player ruptured her right achilles tendon (yesterday, I guess) while playing in Russia. It got me to thinking about a few things about this injury. First of all, I feel for her. I don’t know how a professional athlete could ever get the point of trusting it again. I did mine playing pickleball and I have sworn off racket sports for the rest of my life. Of course, I’m 65, so even if I didn’t rerupture, I’d probably hurt something else. None of my caregivers told me to give it up, but when I volunteered that I was going to, they all, every one of them said “good idea”.
Two other things: when Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback did his, he got up and walked off the field, without help. I could read his lips as he walked by a teammate, and he said “I tore my achilles.” So he knew it was torn and he still walked off the field.
Kobe Bryant when he did his, got up and made two free throws, before leaving the court.
These guys aren’t like regular people.
I hope everyone is doing well, and spirits are up. It gets better.

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