These scores indicate that neither group had pain or symptoms from their Achilles tendons. The group as a whole demonstrated a mean (SD) of 4.9 (0.94) and mode of 5 on the physical activity scale indicating moderate amounts of exercise, multiple times per week, on average.
We decided to measure the lever arms of the receiver's Achilles tendons so that we might learn how effective his calf muscles were at producing a plantarflexion moment about the ankle for a given force.
Now technology has moved on and surgeons can work wonders with the aid of a combination of shark fins and cows' Achilles tendons. It may sound like madness, and had it been mooted several years ago you would probably have laughed out loud at the idea.