Veteran RB Tarik Cohen Tears His Achilles While Streaming a Training Session

Bears' Tarik Cohen in 2019
Bears' Tarik Cohen in 2019. Photo by Mike Wulf/CSM/Shutterstock (10484436ao)

It isn’t strange for athletes to engage with their fans on social media with live streams of workouts and training. Unfortunately, one such session recently resulted in a disaster for running back Tarik Cohen. He tore his Achilles mid-session and will probably be out for the entire 2022 NFL season.

The injury occurred when Cohen was doing a backpedaling drill during an Instagram Live broadcast. The stream showed the 26-year-old player’s foot suddenly sinking after which he immediately collapsed on the floor.

According to Adam Schefter, Cohen underwent an MRI shortly after and discovered that he had a ruptured Achilles.

This is another unfortunate turn of events for Cohen, who had his NFL career derailed by injuries in recent years. He suffered ACL and MCL tears in Week 3 of the 2020 season and hasn’t played since. This prompted the Chicago Bears to release him back in March.

Before the injuries, Tarik Cohen was on a good path to becoming one of the more versatile weapons in the league. He had his strongest outing in 2018 when he made All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors as a special teams player. Cohen led the league in punt yards returned (411) and also had a strong campaign on offense that year. This included rushing for 444 yards and three touchdowns while adding 71 receptions for 725 yards and five TDs.