Premiership physiotherapist Neal Reynolds talks about Achilles tendon ruptures.
The most extreme form of Achilles injury is a rupture. You will know you have done it, it often feels like someone has kicked you in the back of the leg and often you can feel a gap where the muscle should be. It is very important to get this seen to asap.
More than with many other muscle / tendon injuries, it will never be the same again. It won't be the same size, it won't look the same as the other one. The operation to repair the tendon can be very successful although does require a player to be out of action for between 7-9 months.