The chances of 5-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters being able to return to on-field action in any meaningful way for Philadelphia in 2012 are very, very low.
A ruptured Achilles tendon. The very sound of it is extreme. It’s a tendon that affects so much of what the average person needs to do, like stand and walk, let alone a professional offensive lineman who needs it for bursts of strength and speed. Add to that the fact that Peters weighs much more than many of us, meaning that he puts that much more pressure on the tendon.
All of this means that Peters’ rehab will be intense, difficult, and lengthy.
No one can say at this stage how long Peters will be out–the man hasn’t even had surgery to repair the tendon (ouch). But what we do have is information about how other NFL players have fared after enduring similar injuries. And though the information is not surprising, it’s not terribly encouraging.
CSNPhilly spoke with Dr. Mark Schwartz, co-director of Virtua Hospital’s sports ...