For most players, a torn Achilles is a season-ending injury. It requires surgery and an 8-to-12 month recovery time, which means the player isn't likely to see the field or court until the next year.
Apparently, that same standard does not apply to photographers.
During a play in the Ravens' 19-17 home loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Baltimore team photographer Phil Hoffman tore his Achilles. Later that same game, Hoffman returned to the game in a boot and continued shooting. Yes, you read that right.
Ravens photographer Phil Hoffman tore his achilles when Doss crashed him on the sidelines earlier. He's now in a boot back working the game.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 13, 2013
Here's said play, in which Baltimore receiver Tandon Doss is pushed out of bounds while trying to snag a pass from quarterback Joe Flacco
Here's the collision in slow motion (both GIFs via Bleacher Report):
That's one tough photog.
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