Surgery. Rehab. Shattered Dreams.
Most athletes will require surgery and a year of rehab to get back to sports. Many never return to the same level of competition.
More torn ACLs every year
The injury rate is increasing 2.3% per year. High-risk sports include soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, snow-skiing, etc.
Females are 9x more likely
Females 12-18 years old experience the most torn ACLs. In snow-skiing, both males and females are at equal risk, and most knee injuries involve the ACL.