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San Francisco 49ers Running Back Kendall Hunter Out for the Season With Torn Achilles Tendon

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Running back Kendall Hunter of the San Francisco 49ers tore his Achilles tendon in a game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. In the same play in which Hunter sustained his injury, Kyle Williams, wide receiver for the 49ers, suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, which will put an end to his season.

Hunter's Achilles tendon injury, which was originally thought to be an ankle injury, is expected to put him on the injured reserved list and will keep him out for the rest of the season as well.

An Achilles tendon rupture is a serious injury that takes time to heal and requires prompt medical attention.

Symptoms of a ruptured Achilles tendon include:

  • A snapping or popping sensation
  • Difficulty walking and difficutly rising up on your toes
  • Swelling on the back of the leg between the heel and calf
  • Sudden pain, which feels like a kick or a stab. The pain will occur in the back of the calf or ankle and often will subside into a dull ache.

If you believe you have ruptured your Achilles tendon, it is very important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Until you can see a doctor, use the "R.I.C.E." method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to reduce swelling and pain and to help reduce the possibility of more damage to the area.

If you have suffered an Achilles tendon injury and would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.

Category: Tendon Problems

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