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Duke’s Rodney Hood Sustains Achilles Tendon Injury

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Rodney Hood, forward the Duke Blue Devils, sustained an Achilles tendon injury Wednesday night while practicing with USA Basketball.

Hood is out of the World University Games due to the injury. The forward had to leave the gym on crutches and many feared that he had suffered an Achilles tendon tear and would be out for months.

However, it is being reported that no tear was sustained and Hood should be back on the court in about four to six weeks.

Hood would have been an asset to the team so it is a shame he will miss out on playing for USA Basketball, but it is fortunate his injury wasn’t too serious. He is expected to do very well for the Blue Devils next season.

Hood did not play last season because he had just transferred from Mississippi State.

Achilles tendon injuries are not uncommon in basketball. In fact, Achilles tendon injuries are fairly common injuries in most sports.

To help avoid sustaining an injury to your Achilles tendon, always stretch well before playing, wear the proper footwear, and listen to your body. Don’t push yourself beyond what your body can handle.

If you have suffered a foot or ankle injury, you can set up an appointment with Neuhaus Foot and Ankle by contacting us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.

Category: Common Sport Injuries


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