Cam Akers suffered a torn Achilles tendon last summer that was supposed to keep him out for the Los Angeles Rams’ entire season. After he was hurt, the Rams running back promised quarterback Matthew Stafford that he would return by the playoffs. It seemed like an impossible task at the time.
Akers returned after six months from an injury that usually takes nine to twelve months to recover from. Cam didn’t just meet his prediction, he exceeded it. Akers returned in the last week of the regular season.
Matthew Stafford couldn’t be happier to have Akers back for the Super Bowl. The Rams are preparing to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday’s big game. Stafford could not have possibly predicted that his RB would return in time to play, according to NFL.com.
“I remember him telling me, ‘You guys make it to the playoffs and I’ll be back. I just thought to myself, what a great mindset to have. There’s no chance in hell he’s going to be back helping us out.
I can’t think of another injury comeback situation that I’ve ever been around that’s even close.”
Akers said it only took him about three months of rehab to know that he’d be able to play this season. Now he’s back and the Rams are one victory away from immortality. The Bengals and Joe Burrow will have something to say about that.
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