In today’s sports medicine news, our attention is brought to the Portland Trail Blazers. Unfortunately, our news today is of Portland’s trail being torched by injury. We love to follow and support the health of our NBA players and regret to hear about Rodney Hood rupturing his Achilles tendon in Friday’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers. While we were certainly rooting for our hometown heroes, the Los Angeles Lakers, we still wish no ill will towards any of our opponents.
In the athletic clash between the Lakers and Trail Blazers on Friday, Rodney Hood went up for a rebound and came down landing on his left foot with his toes pulled up and towards his shins. This position of the lower extremity places his Achilles tendon in maximum tension. The sudden load from the quickness of his jump with the full weight of his body upon landing ultimately tested the integrity of his Achilles to a misfortunate conclusion.
From our extensive experience, we know that given Rodney Hood’s age and athletic ability, he will likely undergo surgery as soon as possible so that he can begin his long road through rehabilitation to recovery. This is truly the best advice coming from yours truly, the largest and most comprehensive Podiatry group in Beverly Hills, California.
We hope that Rodney Hood’s Achilles injury has been tended to properly thus far. For anyone experiencing Achilles tendon pain or problems, please call us at 1-310-652-3668 to schedule a visit today. Please continue to enjoy your Holiday Season!