Found May 14, 2012 on Down and Distance:
Mark it down as bad luck. Extremely bad luck. Jason Peters, who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, has re-injured that very same Achilles in a freak accident today,according to The star left tackle suffered an odd injury in his own home, and is now almost definitely going to miss the 2012 season. THIS is a roll-a-bout, the device that caused Jason Peter's injury. Imagine a man that weighs in at nearly 350 Lbs and suddenly the device breaking makes a bit more sense. Jason Peters, the starting tackle for the Eagles, was injured while working out near his home on March 27 and had to have surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon in April.
According to’s NFC East blogger Dan Graziano: Following the original injury, Dr. Michael Kaplan, ESPN’s medical analyst, reported in March that Peters’ ankle likely would be immobilized for two to four weeks following surgery, and Peters would undergo physical therapy for motion and strengthening for several months. Kaplan, who has not examined Peters, said in March that he would likely miss a minimum of four to six months of football activity. After recovering for a short time, tragedy has struck Jason Peters on his road to recovery. Peters was walking in his kitchen using a walker that was designed to hold up his foot. The device, as CSN Philly described it, is called a “roll-a-bout”. Unfortunately, it seems as though the device wasn’t meant to handle a man of Peter’s stature (he IS, after all 6-foot-4, 340-pounds). The device broke and Peters fell forward, landed on his face, and re-injured his Achilles tendon in the process. could Jason Peters's career be in jeopardy? Or will he be back? A ruptured Achilles tendon is an extremely serious injury. It may even be career threatening. Peters will need a second surgery, which means if he IS going to return from the injury, he could miss anywhere from 4 to 12 months. Being that this is the second time that he has injured the same tendon in the last few months, I would guess it will be more towards a 12 month recovery period. The Eagles seem to realize that the outlook for Peters isn’t good as well. As soon as it was announced that he was injured and that he had a long recovery ahead of him, the team signed fellow former Buffalo Bill Demetrius Bell to fill the gap at left tackle. I, for one, hope that Jason Peters has a full recovery and that he doesn’t see any major issues with his ability to walk not just during his career but for the rest of his life. It’s never fun to see someone be re-injured no matter what team they’re on, what position they play, or how much star power they have. If you have any questions or want to know more about Achilles injuries, HERE is a link to a trusted medical website. The question is… is his career in danger? Or do you think he’ll be back stronger than before? Well, that’s all for now folks.
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