WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — DeAngelo Hall called upon the advice of a friend last night, after suffering a season-ending torn left Achilles roughly halfway through the Redskins 37-34 loss to the Eagles Sunday. That friend was Lakers great Kobe Bryant, who suffered the same injury in 2013.
Hall, 30, confirmed his injury — first reported by Dianna Russini — to reporters Monday, saying, “I’m not a spring chicken so I gotta make sure I get [surgery] done the right way, gotta be as patient with it as possible.”
Hall spoke with Bryant, whose 2012-13 NBA season was derailed by a torn Achilles in April 2013, which kept Bryant off the court until December of the following season. Bryant subsequently sustained a fracture in his left knee just games thereafter.
“He was probably the most notable guy that I remember having an Achilles injury and coming back,” Hall said Monday, of reaching out to Bryant. “He said the same thing our trainers have. Just be patient with it. It’s going to feel like you can push. It’s going to feel like you can do some things. But the best thing for that is to not do anything. Be as patient as possible.”