Derrick Johnson’s injury is brutal for the Chiefs, but appalling for him
BY SAM MELLINGER | THE KANSAS CITY STAR
September 7, 2014
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Other than a head or neck injury, a torn Achilles’ tendon might be the worst injury that can happen on a football field. The Achilles is the longest and strongest tendon in the human body, requiring up to 11 months of rehab. Full recoveries are nearly impossible. At least with an ACL tear, athletes typically return to full strength.