Recovery from an Achilles Tendon Rupture

Recovery from an Achilles rupture is a long process, regardless of the method of treatment. While the time it takes you to get back on your feet and walking may vary drastically depending on the course of action taken and the aggressiveness of the doctor, full recovery typically ranges around the 1 year period.

Notable pro athletes injury/return dates:

  • Jose Contreras, 36, MLB pitcher
    • Injured: August 8th, 2008
    • Returned: Marth 14th, 2009
  • Elton Brand, 28, NBA forward
    • Injured: August 3rd, 2007
    • Returned: April 2nd, 2008
  • David Beckham, 34, Professional footballer
    • Injured: March 14th, 2010
    • Returned: TBD