I still remember learning about Achilles tendon ruptures as a Sports Med major in college…dude in his mid-30’s, ”weekend warrior” activity, loud popping sound, long recovery.
I am very active (mountain biking, strength training, snow boarding, etc.) and in pretty decent shape, so the idea of playing softball seemed harmless…
Double Header, Game 2: As I was rounding third base and heading for home, I picked up the pace thinking the throw was on its way. About half way to home, I felt like I got hit in the back of my left calf with the softball. Next thing I knew, I was laying on the ground ten feet away from home plate. I looked up and saw the catcher bobbling the ball and I realized I had a chance to make it home…I just couldn’t get up. I started crawling franticly, yep crawling, hoping I would make it. I lunged toward home plate and beat the tag.
Laying face down in the dirt, with my hand still on home plate, I knew what had most likely happened…dude in his mid-30’s, ”weekend warrior” activity, loud popping sound, long recovery.