No­table NBA Achilles in­juries

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EL­GIN BAY­LOR, LAK­ERS

Age when in­jured: 36 In­jury date: Nov. 27, 1970 Re­turn date: Oct. 15, 1971 Pre-in­jury: 27.5 ppg, 13.6 rpg, 837 games Post-in­jury: 11.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 9 games

CHAUNCEY BILLUPS, CLIP­PERS

Age when in­jured: 35 In­jury date: Feb. 6, 2012 Re­turn date: Nov. 28, 2012 Pre-in­jury: 15.5 points, 5.5 as­sists, 1,002 games Post-in­jury: 6.2 points, 2.2 as­sists, 41 games

EL­TON BRAND, CLIP­PERS

Age when in­jured: 28 In­jury date: Aug. 3, 2007 Re­turn date: April 2, 2008 Pre-in­jury: 20.3 points, 10.2 re­bounds, 606 games Post-in­jury: 9.9 points, 6.3 re­bounds, 452 games

KOBE BRYANT, LAK­ERS

Age when in­jured: 34 In­jury Date: April 12, 2013 Re­turn date: Dec. 12, 2014 Pre-in­jury: 25.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1,239 games Post-in­jury: 18.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 107 games

PATRICK EWING, KNICKS

Age when in­jured: 36 In­jury date: June 1, 1999 Re­turn date: Dec. 10, 1999 Pre-in­jury: 23.2 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 977 games Post-in­jury: 9.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 206 games

WES­LEY MATTHEWS JR., TRAIL BLAZ­ERS

Age when in­jured: 29 In­jury date: March 5, 2015 Re­turn date: Oct. 28, 2015, with Mav­er­icks Pre-in­jury: 14.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 441 games Post-in­jury: 13.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 121 games

DO­MINIQUE WILKINS, HAWKS

Age when in­jured: 32 In­jury date: Jan. 28, 1992 Re­turn date: Nov. 6, 1992 Pre-in­jury: 26.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 762 games Post-in­jury: 25.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 312 games

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