Ryan Broyles Injury: Updates on Lions WR's Achilles and Recovery

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIOctober 27, 2013


Updates from Wednesday, Dec. 11

Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News provides a statement from Ryan Broyles discussing his recovery:

“Some people might say, ‘Why aren’t your spirits down?’ ” he said. “My body’s going to heal. I’m 25 years old, so I’m very optimistic about the whole deal. I’ve just got to take it a day at a time, and when my time comes I’ll be back on the field.”


Broyles said the recovery from the Achilles has been less painful than the ACLs, but it’s been slow. After undergoing surgery in Charlotte, N.C., with Dr. Robert Anderson, he couldn’t put weight on his left foot for four weeks, so his wife, Mary Beth, cared for him as he crawled around the house.

He’s been in a walking boot for the past four weeks and can only do range of motion exercises. In two weeks, he’ll be back in a shoe, though with a heel lift inside, and in six weeks, he can start running in a pool.

Katzenstein followed with a statement from Broyles discussing his potential return to the field:

Broyles said he’ll take as much time as necessary to return to 100 percent healthy to avoid another injury, even if it takes up to a year.

“I won’t go out there a little bit too early like I have after these last ones,” he said. “You get to the point in your life where you’re just, as an athlete or somebody, you want to go out there and produce.”