6 months today I received the bad news.

Hello all,

I thought I’d better post my progress as it was my birthday on Saturday and coincidentally the 6 month anniversary of my ATR.

Progress is now at a virtual standstill, heel is still tight in the morning, but limp is almost non-existant. Have done no gym work since Christmas as I’ve been on holiday but intend on starting back tomorrow.

There seems to be a steady flow of newbies since my last post and they all ring a familiar tune……..don’t worry guys and girls there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Finally a question; has anyone had an ATR and gone back to playing rugby/football (excluding professional sportsmen as that amount of physio is cheating)?  I only ask as my wife may be coming around to the idea that I’m holding out that I’ll one day grace a rugby pitch with my silky skills.

Keep smiling,


3 Responses to “6 months today I received the bad news.”

  1. I ruptured mine on July 17, 2008 - had surgery on July 23rd and have now played 6 competative Mixed Doubles tennis matches with very little problem - so I can definately see you getting back out there very soon. I am also able to run a couple of miles before I feel anything in the foot/leg and its mostly just a weak leg vs a strong one. Get back out there, go slow and give it a try and stretch it out very, very well before and after.

  2. Hi Jon,

    Been very busy so not checked site for quite a while. Glad your OK, our Bojinov is supposed to be starting training again this week, like you say, its fine for professional footballers and all the experts around them.

    I’m still plodding along without any more great improvement, just glad I can still walk.

    Newcastle game tonight, what about Robinho!!! Bet he will be gone by the end of the season, too much Press attention on him here.

    Hows work down there, motor trade really suffering at the moment. My son starts a temporary job tomorrow, he has been out of work for 3 months now.

    Anyway, best of luck hope your progress albeit slow continues.


  3. Hey Jonathan,

    I had surgery on my achilles in August. I been back playing soccer (i am in the states) for about 3 weeks. I play competively in a men’s league. The achilles feels great and it is actually stronger than the other leg. I just need to stretch it out and warm up really well.

    Good luck.


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