Fabian Johnson, United States international defender, is expected to be out “until further notice” with an Achilles tendon injury. Early reports said the soccer play would be sidelined for the rest of the year, but latest updates are less optimistic.
There are a number of different Achilles tendon injuries, and some can take more than a year to achieve full recovery.
Achilles tendon ruptures, complete breaks or tears of the tendon, are the most severe problems. These injuries often require surgery. There has been no report suggesting that this is the problem for Johnson, whose injury has been described as “discomfort,” but he is expected to be out of the game “indefinitely.”
Achilles tendon injuries are most common among athletes, and Johnson is close to the over 30 mark where these injuries show up most frequently.