well my new friend is my right achilles tendon which i ruptured on 3-17-09. I went to the gym and was warming up doing some stretching and little half sprints before joining a pick up game of B-ball. when i went to turn and run back the other way , my leg felt like it was kicked from behind along with the loud indistinguishable popping sound! there wasn’t really much pain in my leg, at least not as much mentally, knowing that i just had life altering injury! ( for the next 8-10 months anyway) thanks for having this blog! i find it very supporting especially since this injury can be kinda depressing for a very active person!