achilles achilles  /ə ˈkɪ liz/


  • (n) a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'


  1. Kobe Bryant Posts Footage of First Steps Without Walking Boot on Instagram (Video)

    Kobe Bryant is on the road to recovery. The Lakers star, who tore his Achilles tendon during an April 12 game against Golden State, posted a video on his Instagram on Thursday of himself walking gingerly on his surgically repaired ankle. Bryant posted the inside look at his rehab shortly after the launch of Video on […]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  2. Browns rookie looking to start after Achilles tear

    After coming back from a torn Achilles in college, Browns sixth-rounder Jamoris Slaughter isn’t just content to make the roster. He’s thinking about a starting job. Slaughter didn’t participate in OTAs or minicamp, but said he’ll be ready when training camp begins. “I’m cleared at this point to do everything, so I’ve been feeling really…
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. Achilles, a Global SaaS Leader in Supply Chain Management, Selects MetraTech for Billing and Settlement

    MetraTech Corp., the leading provider of Agreements-Based Billing™, Commerce and Compensation solutions, today announced that Achilles, a global software-as-a-service provider of supply chain management ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "As an England cricketer the Ashes are the pinnacle of the game so I'm absolutely devastated to be missing the rest of this series," Pietersen said. "Up until now the Achilles injury has been manageable but it recently reached the point where...
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Kevin Pietersen Source:

  2. "It's not a ruptured Achilles," Jackson said. "It's a strain. We don't know exactly how this therapy is going to come out. We're going to take him on the road with us in hopes that he can get back on [track]."
    on Mar 21, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: Los Angeles Times

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