Ben Martin undergoes surgery to repair his right Achilles tendon

University of Tennessee Director of Sports Medicine Jason McVeigh announced that senior defensive end Ben Martin underwent successful surgery to repair his right Achilles tendon on Wednesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Greg Mathien and Dr. Russell Betcher of the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Martin is expected to be available to participate as early as the opening game of the 2011 regular season.

A 6-3, 251-pound defensive end from Cincinnati, Ohio, Martin missed the 2010 season after suffering a left Achilles tendon injury in August, on the second day of fall practice. He has played in 33 games (11 starts) over three seasons from 2007-09, recording 63 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles.

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givehim6 writes:

Good luck, hope to see you play in O&W agian before you graduate.

huntined#565710 writes:

Sure hope we get him on the field this year as we needed him last year.Heal fast young man.

kevin151 writes:

Career probably over unfortunately... Get Well!

4yeardream writes:

hope he gets to plays this year

NeylandWest writes:

Hang in there, Ben!

Ayres_Hall writes:

He'll be missing an entire year. Let's hope he comes back and he's mad as h3ll.

tennrich1 writes:

Maybe I missed something...article says he should be ready for the opening game this year....those injuries are hard to heal but 6 months could be enough to be ready!!!!

utjunkie writes:

This guy has had the worst luck with injuries, hope he has a great senior year. I guess he'll be satisfied with just being able to play the whole season without another injury.

DarthWilson writes:

Good luck Ben. I hope your recovery is swift and complete.

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