(Photo : Rob Carr/Getty Images) BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Linebacker Shaun Bradley (#54) of the Philadelphia Eagles leaves the sport in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens throughout the second half of a preseason sport at M&T Bank Stadium on August 12, 2023, in Baltimore, Maryland.
One of the core members of the Philadelphia Eagles particular groups won’t be taking part in for the 2023 NFL season.
Linebacker Shaun Bradley sustained a devastating season-ending ruptured Achilles damage on his proper leg throughout the Eagles’ preseason opener in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens on the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore final Saturday.
The 26-year-old reacted on social media relating to the damage, posting on Instagram that the state of affairs was not how he wished the season to finish for himself, however he believes that God provides his hardest battles to his strongest troopers.
“I’ve been beating the odds my entire life. I’m not even supposed to be here. [This is] just another chapter in my story. I will be back better than I ever was, I can promise that,” he added.
Bradley sustained the damage throughout the third quarter of the sport after going to the bottom following a punt protection. He was carted off the sector with tears in his eyes, visibly annoyed with the result. The Ravens finally gained the preseason match-up by a slender margin, 20-19.
Bradley has constantly seen taking part in time for the Eagles since he was chosen within the sixth spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft because the 196th general choose.
The former Temple University alum has a profession whole of 45 tackles in three seasons to date. He was a part of the Eagles roster that clinched the highest file within the NFC final season at 14-3.
They additionally reached the Super Bowl LVII, falling quick in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs, 38-35, final February.
Achilles damage – how unhealthy is it?
A ruptured Achilles damage is usually thought-about one of many worst accidents that an athlete can have, however as a result of developments in medication, gamers at the moment are in a position to return close to the height of their efficiency earlier than the damage.
Denver Broncos broad receiver Tim Patrick notably suffered the identical damage a couple of weeks in the past throughout a apply session.
A Foot and Ankle International examine states that 73 p.c of NFL gamers who bear Achilles tendon restore return to motion, which is a promising signal for Bradley.
However, the identical examine additionally talked about a worse postoperative distinction in performances in comparison with pre-injury for linebackers, which is Bradley’s place.
Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant is without doubt one of the greatest examples of an athlete returning to peak efficiency after sustaining main injury to the aforementioned tendon.
Durant suffered a torn proper Achilles tendon whereas taking part in for the Golden State Warriors throughout Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals, lacking the entire 2019-20 NBA season because of this.
The former NBA MVP returned to motion within the 2020-21 season for the Brooklyn Nets, barely skipping a beat and main his staff to the Eastern Conference semifinals whereas placing up spectacular performances. He stays one of many premier gamers within the sport right now.
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