Probably should be in the fitness, injury and recovery section.
Depending upon age, your level of fitness and your goals, you should be OK next fall.
I ruptured my Achilles the Saturday after Thanksgiving (my third day skiing that season) in 1996, when I was 56, had the pieces pulled back together surgically a week later, spent the rest of the winter on crutches with a series of new casts, the walking cast, the walking boot, etc., and returned to skiing a year later at Thanksgiving.
Most of my rehab was spent on a table getting the knots worked out of my calf and on a balance board that tipped every direction. I also spent a couple weeks walking on a treadmill surrounded by mirrors so I could get the foot straight while walking.
Biggest issue ever since is that foot has remained a half size larger, creating boot fitting problems.