April 4, 2013 |
Achille Joseph Vicoli, 88, of Newtown Square, a businessman and decorated World War II veteran, died Saturday, March 30, of cardiac arrest at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Vicoli was a first-generation American born to Nicholas and Antonette Lonzi Vicoli from Montenero di Bisaccio in Italy. He grew up in South Philadelphia and was a member of St. Monica's Parish. By age 18, Mr. Vicoli managed the construction of airplane wings for the riveting department of Keller Autogyro, an aviation company in Philadelphia.
December 2, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - On Saturday afternoon, interstate rivals Penn and Penn State - both raw, unproven, and searching for an identity - collided at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn's roster has no seniors. The Quakers have already endured a five-game losing streak in a season that began less than a month ago. Penn State, meanwhile, is in improvisation mode, learning to play without all-everything senior guard Tim Frazier, out for the year with a ruptured Achilles. The Nittany Lions (4-3)
September 9, 2012
Rep. Bob Brady, the leader of Philadelphia's Democratic Party, had a front-row seat for the party's national convention in Charlotte - in front of the TV at his home in Overbrook, where he was sidelined with a partially torn Achilles tendon. Brady, 67, was injured several weeks ago, lifting weights at home while "trying to recapture his youth," according to spokesman Ken Smukler. He hoped it would heal on its own, but when it didn't, Brady dropped his convention plans and scheduled an MRI. His doctor fitted him with a cast Friday to immobilize his foot for the next four weeks, in hope of avoiding surgery.
August 9, 2012 |
The Flyers' summer of discontent has gotten worse. The team said that defenseman Andrej Meszaros had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn right Achilles tendon and would be sidelined indefinitely. The surgery was performed by Steven Raikin at Jefferson University Hospital. Last month, the Flyers signed restricted free agent Shea Weber to an offer sheet and envisioned having the league's best defense. Now their defense is in disarray. General manager Paul Holmgren, whose team lost Weber when Nashville matched the Flyers' $110 million offer, said he would have a better idea of Meszaros' status in six weeks.
June 29, 2012
RYAN HOWARD roamed the dugout with the elated ease of a rescued castaway Wednesday night, even told the media assembled for an update on his condition that, "I missed you all. " The feeling is mutual, of course, even if the emotion is based more on sentiment than salvation. Because Chase Utley and the current four hitter, Carlos Ruiz, hit consecutive first-inning home runs and Jimmy Rollins continued to get on base and the Phillies scored seven runs. But the Phillies' bullpen, used en masse to cover a rainout-caused hole in the rotation, continued to be a torturous ride of inaccuracy and inconsistency and that, as it has for much of this month, doomed any chance of forgetting this team's real Achilles' problem is not at the end of Howard's leg, or anywhere inside of Utley's knees.
May 21, 2012 |
Ryan Howard felt a tiny pinch Sept. 18 when a team physician's needle penetrated the numbed surface of a left heel that had been throbbing red-hot for weeks. Within seconds, the syringe's milky mixture of cortisone and painkiller rushed warmly into the tiny, inflamed bursa sac at the base of the slugger's Achilles tendon. Howard and the Phillies were rolling the dice. They hoped the cortisone would ease the pain and, after a brief rest, return him to form for the fast-approaching postseason.
May 16, 2012 |
Andy Reid offered a non-update on Jason Peters' condition, saying Monday morning that the Eagles tackle was out "indefinitely. " It was unclear later in the day whether the Eagles coach knew that Peters had re-ruptured his Achilles tendon, although it is likely he did since the five-time Pro Bowler once again needed surgery. But it is safe to say after this latest setback that Peters is definitely out for the 2012 season. The Eagles confirmed the injury Monday evening after Comcast SportsNet first reported that Peters re-ruptured his Achilles when the Roll-A-Bout machine he was using malfunctioned.
May 8, 2012 |
Andre Iguodala's sore right Achilles tendon prevents him from walking without a limp when he isn't on the basketball court. But in Sunday's win over the Chicago Bulls, Iguodala strangely was often the 76er who seemed to have the most spring in his step. He led the team with 12 rebounds and chipped in 14 points. "The first half it was really bothering me. But then I think the adrenaline really carried me throughout the game," Iguodala said. "It's hard to get on your toes, that's the hardest thing.
April 4, 2012 |
Jason Peters underwent surgery to repair his ruptured right Achilles tendon, the Eagles said Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Steve Ralkin of the Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital in the Navy Yard. Peters injured himself on March 27 while working out in Texas. The Eagles have not set a timetable for the all-pro left tackle's return, but recovery from an Achilles injury takes on average about nine months. The team has already begun to search for a replacement, bringing in free agent Demetrius Bell for a visit last weekend.