Missa's ACL Storie

by Missa Suder
(Ohio)

My sophmore year in high school i was starting to shine on the basketball court. I even started dressing and playing varsity. A little more than half-way through the season the worst thing EVER happened to me. I tore my right ACL, MCL, and meniscus. Some girl's knee slammed into my knee and i heard the grossest sound i have ever heard. I thought for sure it was the worst thing that ever happened to me.


About a month later I had surgery and it was hell. I went through 5 months of hard physical therapy. My knee wouldn't go straight so the first hour of physical therapy was putting a 10 pound ankle weight across my knee to try to make it straight. Every time i went to therapy i told myself i was for sure never injuring myself again.

Basketball season rolled around again and i was just starting to get into the hang of playing sports again. About 3 games into the season i tore my left ACL and meniscus. I did a jump stop and landed on my left knee wrong. I heard the pop and fell to thee ground crying and screaming "i did it again!"

I went through another surgery and it was just as bad as i remembered it. I am petrified to play sports again. It sucks so bad because im 17 and don't have the mindset to play basketball my senior year.

Good luck to anyone going through this surgery!

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Oct 20, 2011
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by: Pancake(real last name)

I am a sophomore and decided to quit basketball and not do it this year because of my ACL injury in my right knee that happened last year. I'll probably have surgery on it now that I quit. I'm so scared and freaked out.

Oct 18, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Only you can know what is best for you! But i think a lot of us feel like we can't move like we used to when we first got back, at least i did. speed comes back over time.

Oct 18, 2011
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by: Anonymous

thanks for all the encouragement! but i think im deciding not to play. i tried going to an open gym and it just wasn't the same. i feel like i can't move the same like I used to hahah

Sep 19, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Hey girl! Play your senior year, you don't want to regret it! If it is of any encouragement to you, I went through the same thing. I blew my left knee out my freshman year. I dislocated it, had severe bone bruising, tore my ACL, and my meniscus. Definitely the worse news ever. Had the surgery, came back for my sophomore year,played all of itm tore my right ACL. I made it thru my junior year fine and plan on being fine my senior yeat!. If you love the game, play it! Maybe you can wear a brace. This is your last chance as a senior! I hope you choose to play and have a fabulous season!

Aug 19, 2011
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I hear you!
by: Jael

Well I just found out that I tore my other ACL too!

Its the worst news in the world! I totally know where you are coming from! SO at this point I am not ready for another surgery soo.. I have decided to continue playing my junior year of soccer with a brace!
I am a bit worried to play but I told myself that I just have to do it and see how it turns out!

I hope you are feeling better!

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