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Anthony Marshon Davis Jr is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward and center positions. Davis is a eight-time NBA All-Star and has been named to four All-NBA First Teams and four NBA All-Defensive Teams. In his first season with the Lakers, he won an NBA championship in 2020. In this article we will take a look at Davis recent injury and the long term concerns of Achilles injuries.
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body. It stretches from the bones of your heel to your calf muscles. You can feel it: a springy band of tissue at the back of your ankle and above your heel. It lets you point your toes toward the floor and raise up on your tiptoes.
It’s common for this tendon to get injured. It can be mild or moderate and feel like a burning pain or stiffness in that part of your leg. If the pain is severe, your Achilles tendon may be partly or completely torn.
Achilles tendinitis is another type of injury in which some part of your tendon is inflamed. There are two main types of this condition, which affect different parts of your tendon:
Achilles Tendon Injury Causes
Achilles tendon injuries are common in people who do things where they quickly speed up, slow down, or pivot, such as:
You can also injure your Achilles tendon if you stress it over and over with high-impact activities. These are known as repetitive stress injuries.
The Calf Strain for Davis is a simple hyperextension of the Calf muscle but the bigger concern is his Achilles. If this becomes a chronic problem an Achilles rupture could have devastating effects.
Will this become a long term problem, only time can tell us as the hopes of Lakers fans hinge on Davis long term health.
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