Torn Achilles Tendon 

Will an achilles tear be an achilles heal for DeVier Posey?  In the last quarter of the divisional playoff game between the Texans and Patriots, Wide Receiver DeVier Posey suffered an injury to his left achilles tendon which left him down and OUT.  Posey said it felt as if someone threw a bottle or rock at him.

DeVier Posey Catches The Final TD

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Torn Achilles Ends Posey's Season

Posey, a third-round draft pick from Ohio State, was injured with 6:13 remaining on a quarterback draw by Matt Schaub on third-and-goal from the two-yard line. He sat in the end zone for several minutes before being carted off the field. After the game, he left the Texans’ locker room on crutches with a boot on his left leg…More at Rookie WR DeVier Posey suffers torn Achilles – Posey suffered a left torn achilles.  

The chronic pain from a torn achilles or ACL injury is like nothing you can imagine.  The healing and recovery process can be quite slow.  Surgery is an option, but usually as a last resort.  Let's hope that DeVier Posey does not have to resort to such extremes and is back in the game for next season.