Sniffer, i messed mine up at work around the 4th of July. Doctor told me not to surf or anything but i didnt really listen. It hurt like a ***** for a couple of weeks but if you take it easy and back off of it whenever you feel it tighten up or hurt you will probably be alright. Wasnt really anything the docs could do for me short of some unnecessary x rays
I recently had this issue and felt like it was going to rip if i screwed up. had to keep surfing though, right? I did alot of stretching, and muscle work to build up the leg and tendon strength and give the achilles some support. Look at your nutrition too and see what foods will support regeneration of the tissue. All gone but definately on my mind.