Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Barry Church Tears Achilles Tendon, Out For Season

Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church left with 7:31 in the third quarter during last week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after he sustained what was believed to be an injury to his right leg. He went to the ground as he was accelerating toward the line of scrimmage and limped off the field.
Church will require season-ending surgery on a torn Achilles tendon. He limped off the field and was consoled by teammates before heading to the locker room.
Church said he might have been vulnerable to the injury while playing through a quad bruise suffered in Week 2 against Seattle. "It was run play. I think it was a freak accident. I went to help on the run and as soon as I planted it popped."
Church is going to try to stay positive about his injury and what it means for the rest of the season: "When I was on the sidelines, it was a shock: 'Wow this happened.' But once I sat down and had a talk with myself and said, 'I can't be negative about anything,' and if I keep being negative, you become a negative person. So you have to keep being positive and see what happens," said Church. Love his attitude!
Mana Silva replaced Church at safety and finished the game. Silva has since been released by the team to make room for punter Brian Moorman. Church won the starting job in training camp, which helped the team cut Brodney Pool, a free agent signing in the offseason. Church made the team in 2010 as an undrafted free agent and moved his way up the chain to starter in his third season.
"It's tough," said teammate Gerald Sensabaugh, who is also injured. "He finally got his chance to get a starting spot. He's been doing an awesome job all season. It's just an unfortunate injury. He just has to make sure he stays in it mentally and get right and make sure he gets a lot of treatment and rehab, and hopefully he'll come back strong."
The Cowboys placed Church on the injured reserve.

If you are a football player suffering from a foot injury, call our Newington, Kensington, or Middletown office to make an appointment.
Craig M. Kaufman, DPM
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
Sports Podiatrist in CT
Podiatrist in Newington, Kensington, and Middletown, CT
Visit our website, friend and like our page on Facebook, and follow my tweets on Twitter.

Enhanced by Zemanta

1 comment:

  1. ACL injuries or athletes who we feel are at a high risk for any knee injury, we try to incorporate specific plyometric exercises and sports specific agility drills into their therapy. I feel maintaining a good quadriceps to hamstring ratio is the best way to ensure a safe return to sports as well as preventing further injury.  ACL tear