Sunday, September 30, 2007

It's a Tendon, Guys

It's a testament to the violence of the game of football that it is not unusual for players to suffer from torn or ruptured Achilles tendons. It certainly sounds like a gruesome injury, and I certainly do not wish to belittle the players who have been unfortunate enough to have that happen to them. But the way that television sports journalists refer to the injury is just infuriating. Guys, it's not an "Achilles injury" or a "ruptured Achilles" or an "Achilles heel". Come on. Learn even a modicum of anatomy.

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