Chief’s football is back and we are thrilled after last night’s win over the Patriot’s. After all that talk of a perfect season the Chief’s put a quick end to this. So in today’s blog we will address injuries, particularly Eric Berry’s Achilles tendon injury.
The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous tendon that connects the calve muscles the foot or the calcaneus bone. Last year 2 other Chief’s suffered tears of the same muscle ending their seasons. This can be a season ending injury for Berry if he completely tore it or ruptured it. Most likely if torn they will do a surgical repair.
All of this is up in the air until this afternoon when Eric will have a MRI that will determine the extent of the injury. If it is not a complete tear he may receive conservative care, if he were not a pro bowler the same may be said for him but typically these guys go for surgery if advised.
If he sought conservative care he may even be treated by a chiropractor, he would be instructed to ice and rest, most likely a compression dressing would be utilized and he would be non-weight bearing for a few weeks. He would then wear a walking boot and use crutches for another 8 weeks and be re-evaluated. This would be followed by a lengthy recovery and rehab.
Well it’s just the beginning and we have a great season ahead so go Chief’s and get well soon Eric. If you need a chiropractor see us when you need use. Moreland Chiropractic Clinic.