Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette has suffered an Achilles injury that will sideline for a second consecutive season.
On Twitter, the 28-year-old revealed that he tore his right Achilles tendon during football drills over the weekend. He tweeted that he had been in the best shape of his life “and this happens to me now.”
Haven't felt so good best shape of my life and this happens to me now Idk what else to so when does da rain stop pic.twitter.com/OEvHa6gDnV
— Junior Galette (@JovaisG) July 25, 2016
Galette previously tore his left Achilles the week before the 2015 season opener, costing him all of that season. He has since been working to return and was supposed to be ready for the start of training camp this week… but is hit with another injury.
After being cut by the New Orleans Saints, before their 2015 camp, the Washington Redskins signed Galette to a one-year deal, but he tore his Achilles in practice. He re-signed a one-year deal with the Redskins this offseason and was optimistic that he would be ready for 2016.
Tough break. He has not played since the 2014 season.