The average adult takes around 4,000 to 6,000 steps a day and 19% of the adult population has an average of 1.4 foot health problems each year. Professional NFL football players, however, take much more steps and push themselves to perform to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, since these players go 100% every play, every practice, and every step, their likelihood of getting injured — especially when it comes to foot health — is significantly amplified.
Dez Bryant is the latest high-profile NFL star that was plagued by the injury bug in a tragic situation. Just a few days after Bryant, the former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and three-time Pro Bowler, signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, he, unfortunately, suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in practice.
“Dez will have a tough rehabilitation,” said a doctor who has worked with NFL players attempting to come back from the same injury. “Achilles is tough, even if the torn surgery is tomorrow.”
Bryant turned 30 in early November and missed the entire season so far.
According to a recent study in Foot and Ankle International, 73% of players were able to return to the NFL after suffering an Achilles tear.
According to 247 Sports, the Saints are open to having him back next season and Bryant stated that he plans on playing in New Orleans in 2019, as well.
“He’ll have a full recovery and I know he still plans on playing,” said Saints head coach Sean Payton.
Bryant, who would have debuted in week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, could have made an additional $400,000 in incentives this season. He would have made $50,000 if he caught 25 passes in the Saints’ remaining seven games; he would have made an additional $100,000 if he received 30 passes; an additional $150,000 for 35 catches; and an additional $200,000 for 40 receptions.
If you are suffering from foot health problems of your own, whether it be bunion pain or general discomfort, contact a professional right away — call Dr. Richard Moy today!