A major knee injury or torn ACL changes everything.
Rupturing a ligament in the knee, like the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), is not only excruciatingly painful, but emotionally heartbreaking, and usually season-ending for competitive athletes. Most require surgery, followed by a year of recovery with extensive rehabilitation. The social-emotional impact can be just as difficult as the physical, if not harder.
Too many young athletes miss out on high school and college opportunities as a direct result of a knee injury. Too many people have to quit their sport because of knee problems or degenerative joint disease.
Worst of all, statistics show that after ACL reconstruction, most athletes don’t return to their same level of competition, 1 in 4 will re-tear their ACL, and 50% will go on to develop early arthritis.