I hope we take extra care of Achilles it seems to be the popular injury lately especially our secondary
When the average person hears about injuries, especially Achilles, most would assume that it's because of lack of strength and conditioning. But there are other several factors that could be at play. Popular antibiotics such as Cipro & Levaquin have show a direct relation to ruptured tendons (so much so, the FDA advises against them). Taking Corticosteroids like Cortisone, Hydrocortisone & Prednisone has also shown to increase Achilles tendonitis & ruptures. A player could have bronchitis or a sinus infection and be taking Cipro as an antibiotic with a Symbicort breathing treatment and he's just increased his chances of an Achilles tear or rupture exponentially. With staph infections rampant in the NFL the last few years (JJ Watt almost lost his leg last year), I can imagine the use of Cipro & Z-Pak has been huge - thus the significant increase in Achilles injuries.