13 year old girl soccer player tore acl!

by Mallory
(Tennesse)

Okay well first off I am now 14 but I just turned 14. I tore my acl when I was 13 though. I play for a travel soccer team & we were in Indiana for our first tournament of the season. I was starting in my usual position of sweeper. A forward was on the loose and I stepped in front of her to get the ball when she turned her back to me, I poked my leg in between hers to get the ball when my left leg got stuck in between hers & I tried to go the opposite way she was going & I heard that fatal pop. I was laying on the field for about 10 minutes before they were able to get a medical trainer. I was able to walk off the field but I wasn't able to play the rest of the weekend. So afterwards you can conclude that I got an MRI and found out I tore my acl. I waited till February to have the surgery and he used a ligament from my hamstring. Now you're probably thinking what was I thinking using a ligament from my own hamstring? Well I was thinking. I'm now four months out of surgery & I couldn't feel better I'll be back to playing in a few months! And alot of people say using a hamstring is awful, but it really isn't. And it bothers me that people are saying that. My physical therapist said I'm doing beyond amazing for how far out of surgery I am. So don't listen to them. Or maybe I'm just lucky & God has a plan for my soccer career. I've been very lucky throughout this whole experience because I haven't been in much pain, & God has been by my side throughout everything. I'll be starting high school soccer in the fall & I've already earned a position on the team because I've been practicing with them for years. I just hope my story of tearing my acl at such a young age will motivate you to get through the pain with God by your side:)

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Aug 08, 2015
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Education NEW
by: Anonymous

The people of the society should help the poor people of the society who want dissertation proposal assistance to lean their education. The people of the society should help the poor people of the society because then the society can become developed.

Feb 13, 2014
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by: Anonymous

I am 13 as well and just had the hamstring graft and meniscus repair surgery. I am still on crutches and can't put weight on it for 4 more weeks.High School soccer tryouts are in the fall and I hope I am ready tryouts will be exactly six months from my surgery. How did your season go? I am nervous cause I was always the fastest and most aggressive player and that is what had the High School coach really wanting me to play. Will I be the same when I go back?
Thanks for your advice

Sep 06, 2012
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Simliar Story
by: Anonymous

I was also 13 when I tore my ACL and I am now 14. Just like you my ACL was replaced with a piece of my hamstring. I'm scared to get back in the game . . . To re hurt it! And be done with soccer for good. But I guess I won't know unless I try. Im glad you recovered! Hopefully I will have that chance to keep playing. Wish me luck for my High School tryouts !

Oct 23, 2011
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awesome!!
by: Pancake(real last name)

It's so good to see people doing good after their surgery! I am 16 and tore my acl last year when I had just turned 14. I just did the physical therapy option, and I was fine for a whole year. But I re hurt it in soccer while doing a goal kick a few weeks ago and I'm planning surgery in about a month.

Jul 16, 2011
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Thanks Brooklyn!
by: Author

Thankyou so much! It really means alot to me! I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you!

Jul 14, 2011
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Mallory, I'm so happy 4 u
by: brooklynn

ahh girl im so happy for yoouu!! I tore my acl a few months agoo. im 15

so glad everything went well!! good luck with the rest of your recovery!

Jul 11, 2011
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Great Recovery
by: Ms. G

Great job on being careful , hope you get to play soon.

Jul 10, 2011
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Reply to Maddy
by: Author

I waited about 4 months for surgery but I wish I hadn't. And there have been no problems with the hamstring at all! The only thing that is really bothering me is that my right knee is starting to hurt cause it's compensating for the work my left knee can't do just yet. But I just learned this week that I made an older team that I'll be playing with in the spring after highschool soccer! I've been really praying about it & even though i'm not completely sure yet, I have a feeling God wants me to use my soccer for his glory & that Im headed in the right direction. I'll keep you in my prayers & hope for a speedy recovery! God Bless!

Jul 09, 2011
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way to go!
by: maddy

I am 17 and I also tore my acl paying soccer. I am still awaiting surgery, since it only happened a few weeks ago. I am also going to have the hamstring graft. Have you had any problems with it so far? How long did you wait before having surgery? I am so glad you are doing better and will be able to return to soccer. Hearing your success story is really helping to encourage me to to succeed. God Bless you and best of luck with your soccer career!

Jul 06, 2011
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Thankyou!
by: Author

Thankyou! I'm so glad to hear that you are recovered also, I wouldn't wish this on anyone else!

Jul 05, 2011
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YEAH!!
by: Jael

Wow, That is so great! I am glad things are going well for you!
I am 15, and tore my ACL in soccer too.
It was last year in the first varsity tournament of the year!
Now I am back. I played spring soccer and am now preparing for the HS Fall season!

Keep of the good work! I hope soccer goes well!

Jun 29, 2011
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UPDATE
by: Author

So I am now 5 months out of surgery & I'll be able to play towards the end of July & the beginning of August:)

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