"OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to build on current understanding of Achilles tendon (AT) ruptures in football through the examination of lower extremity injury rates (IR) in the season prior to AT rupture.​​

CONCLUSION: There was an increased identified incidence of AT ruptures in the NFL from 2010 to 2017 compared to AT ruptures reported from 1997 to 2002. There was no significant difference in lower extremity IR the season prior to AT rupture. Only foot injuries demonstrated an increased IR the season prior to AT rupture compared to an NFL cohort. Eleven athletes sustained 2 AT ruptures and all 11 players sustained the subsequent AT rupture to the contralateral limb."

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