...rounding 5B, at least initially thought so, felt like getting shot in the ankle.
Turns out the right Achille's tendon ripped off the calcaneus. Fortunately not the week prior at Lake 38.
If I can offer any advice, it would be not to ski if worsening symptoms of a chronic, nagging Haglund's syndrome persists. Typically Achille's tendon ruptures occur in otherwise asymptomatic tendons, which I can attest to on the left side 3 years ago. The sudden, large loads occurring in slalom skiing are probably somewhat unique and any nagging symptoms of the AT should receive conservative rx until resolved, prior to skiing.
With some hard work and luck, hopefully will be skiing in Lake 38 Ski, Freeze, or Die next December; preferably hth vs, @Razorskier1
(if I get a 9 buoy handicap).
Repaired with Arthrex SpeedBridge anchoring system and Fiber Tape suture.