I’m a relatively fit 41 year old in the South of England. My ATR happened last Monday (20th Feb) on the Badminton court. I’ve been playing since I was 12 and was half way through a match, trying to show some youngsters that I could still play… when I lunged for a shot at the net, heard a distinct pop and hit the floor like a sack of spuds. I knew exactly what I’d done instantly and my only thought was "why isn’t there any pain?" One of my friends drove me home andI was whisked off to Casualty where I sat for a long time… Four hours later I was home in a front cast and with an appointment to see the consutant in a week’s time.
I’ve subsequently had an ultrasound that confirmed it is a total rupture which is higher than normal - 8cm above my ankle and I’m back in a different half cast.
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